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Gopal in India



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45,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Gopal in India

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Introduction / History
The Gopal are one of the Yadav subgroups. The Gopals in turn have three of their own subgroups. They are dairy farmers who are involved with milking and selling dairy products. Their association with a holy animal gives them higher status than most agricultural peoples. They call themselves “Sons of Krishna,” the popular Hindu god associated with cattle.

What are their lives like?
Though they are not wealthy, the Gopal people usually own their dairy cattle and they have regular customers for their dairy products. They try to have political power.

What are their beliefs?
Like other Yadav people, the Gopals have a special affinity for Krishna, a Hindu god. They look to him for their blessings and protection.

What are their needs?
Like other Yadavs, the Gopal people need to humbly accept the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, their only way to reconciliation with the true God of Heaven.

Prayer Points
Pray for loving workers to go to the Gopal people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that result in thousands of new disciples who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopal_(caste)

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:45,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (41,000)Odisha (1,700)
Gujarat (600)Goa (400)
Karnataka (200)Andhra Pradesh (100)
Madhya Pradesh (30)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gopal
People Name General: Gopal
Alternate People Names:
BasudevBorekar
GopGopalo
GopalwadHarbola
Pangala-Gopalगोपाल
ROP3 Code: 112141
Joshua Project People ID: 16859
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 45,000
Population all Countries: 45,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Gopal
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati (19,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marathi (13,000)Ahirani (3,700)
Odia (1,400)Konkani, Goan (700)
Hindi (100)Kannada (60)
Total Languages: 7
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.16 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.84 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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