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Yadav Ghosi in Nepal

Yadav Ghosi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,100 Awadhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Yadav Ghosi in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Previously the Yadav were called Ahir. The name Ahir is derived from 'Abhira' which is an immigrant tribe found in the inscriptions and Hindu sacred books. The Abhira appear to have been one of the immigrant tribes from Central Asia. They are spoken of as robbers and foreigners. They claim connection to the god Krishna since he was a herdsman. The Yadav are a caste comprised of milkmen, cowherds, cattle raisers, and laborers. Their traditional occupation is animal husbandry and selling animal products. The Yadav consist of both landowning and landless people. Some Yadav are businessmen, teachers, doctors, engineers, and political leaders. In 2008 Nepal became a democratic country. The first president was Ram Baran Yadav. Like many communities in Nepal, 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: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,100
Largest Provinces:
Lumbini (1,500)Bheri (600)
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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: 2,100
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
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Primary Language: Awadhi (1,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): awa    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (400)Hindi (80)
Total Languages: 3
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: 1820-1911
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2000-2005
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Awadhi
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Yadav Ghosi in Nepal

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    South Asia Hindu - Yadav     Asia, South    
      Yadav Ghosi Nepal    
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