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Yadav Ghosi in India

Yadav Ghosi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,847,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Yadav Ghosi in India

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Introduction / History
Status is very important in Hindu cultures. Yadav peoples, including the Ghosi subgroup, are concerned about their status. The Yadav peoples hold a place of honor, since traditionally they deal with cattle and dairy products in a culture where the cow is sacred. There have been times in their long history that Yadav peoples have held power and wealth. Today they are classified as "Other Backward Castes" or OBCs for short. This sounds derisive, but in fact, this refers to people who hold some status, but are not part of the most prestigious communities. Like many communities in India, the Yadavs have subgroups. One of the Yadav subgroups are the Ghosi Yadavs. The term Ghosi refers to a herder. They believe they are descendants of a king.

What are their lives like?
Living mainly in villages, the Ghosi Yadav caste consists of milkmen, cow herders, cattle breeders, cultivators, and laborers. Though some have become businessmen, professionals, or political leaders, Yadavs traditionally have practiced animal husbandry and they sold animal products. Because they are associated with cattle, considered holy by the Hindus, they have high prestige.

What are their beliefs?
Yadavs believe they are connected to lord Krishna, whom they worship along with Vishnu and many local gods. Many worship cows. In Nepal, the Yadav people are considered 99.7 percent Hindu, but among the Ghosi subgroup, they are 100 percent Hindu.

What are their needs?
The Ghosi Yadav community needs the blessings of the Lord which will only come about through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
Pray for workers to go to the Ghosi Yadav community. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to spread far and wide among Ghosi Yadav families and communities. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the Risen Savior.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,847,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (1,167,000)Andhra Pradesh (156,000)
Chhattisgarh (109,000)West Bengal (101,000)
Tamil Nadu (94,000)Telangana (69,000)
Madhya Pradesh (37,000)Maharashtra (35,000)
Karnataka (30,000)Gujarat (19,000)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Yadav Ghosi
People Name General: Yadav Ghosi
ROP3 Code: 118608
Joshua Project People ID: 21822
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,847,000
Population all Countries: 1,850,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Yadav
People Name General: Yadav Ghosi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (683,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kanauji (245,000)Telugu (202,000)
Awadhi (92,000)Tamil (80,000)
Bengali (70,000)Chhattisgarhi (64,000)
Bhojpuri (49,000)Marathi (25,000)
Kannada (25,000)Gujarati (14,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 23
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2022
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Yadav Ghosi in India

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      Yadav Ghosi India    
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