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Yadav Jadubans in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
746,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Yadav Jadubans in India

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Introduction / History
Status is important in Hindu cultures. Yadav peoples, including the Jaduban subgroup, are concerned about their place in Indian society. 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. Most of the Jabudans live in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Today some Yadav are classified as "other backward castes" or OBCs in other Indian states. This sounds derisive, but in fact, this refers to people who hold some status, but are not part of the most prestigious communities. OBC classification brings government jobs and special university admissions.

The primary language of the Jadubans is Hindi. Many resources are available in Hindi including a complete Bible, radio programs and the JESUS Film.

What are their lives like?
While many Jadubans still work with dairy cattle, some Jadubans Yadav people are farmers. College educated work in business, science, politics, administration, banking, and trade. They are often a dominant people in the areas where they reside.

Most Jadubans are vegetarians who eat wheat, rice, dairy products, and vegetables as their staple foods. As devout Hindus they do not eat or sell beef.

The Jadubans are endogamous, which means they prefer to have marriage take place within their community. Marriage to one spouse is the norm. They have birth and marriage rituals officiated by Brahmins. On the death of the father, sons inherit his property. The oldest son takes charge of the home and family.

Most Jadubans encourage their children to attend and graduate from universities. Many rural Jaduban young people are moving to Indian cities in search of a better life.

What are their beliefs?
The Jadubans people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians do. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer. The Jaduban must understand that Jesus is not another Hindu god or guru. He alone can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life.

Prayer Points
Ask the Lord to send workers to the Jaduban Yadav and lead their community to faith in Christ.

Pray that the Jaduban would be led of the Spirit to read the Hindi Bible and listen to the radio programs that are available.

Pray that each Jaduban would have the opportunity to hear about and receive Jesus Christ.

Ask the Lord to raise up a church planting movement among the Jaduban Yadav.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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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:746,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (690,000)Chhattisgarh (30,000)
Madhya Pradesh (14,000)Uttarakhand (5,700)
Delhi (100)Haryana (100)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Yadav Jadubans
People Name General: Yadav Jadubans
ROP3 Code: 118609
Joshua Project People ID: 21823
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 746,000
Population all Countries: 746,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Yadav
People Name General: Yadav Jadubans
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (479,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Awadhi (78,000)Bhojpuri (33,000)
Chhattisgarhi (17,000)Kanauji (16,000)
Bagheli (2,300)Braj Bhasha (2,100)
Garhwali (1,200)Bundeli (500)
Malvi (300)
Total Languages: 10
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: 1835-2019
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralYeshu Samaj
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Yadav Jadubans in India

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