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Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions)

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Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
What is the difference between the Ahir peoples and the Yadav peoples? The name! They are the same. Within the Yadav peoples are certain subgroups, all of which might need a different Disciple Making Movement. One of these are the Gualban Yadavs, who have their own Hindu beliefs. This subgroup takes their roles as cowherders, milkers, and cattle breeders very seriously, and their beliefs are more traditional than other Yadav subgroups. The Gualbans are one of the Yadav communities who traditionally did cattle raising. In the past, because Yadavs had the exclusive rights to the milk cows, they were hired on all occasions by Hindu people and their status was relatively high. There is a smaller number of Gualban Yadavs in Muslim Pakistan who do hold such high status. They are more numerous in India and Nepal where there is a Hindu majority.

What are their lives like?
The Yadav are a caste comprising dairymen, cattle producers, and laborers. The Yadav consist of both landowning and landless people. Today, not all of them are in occupations dealing with cattle and its products. Many have become cultivators or moved on from rural pursuits. They have higher honor in Hindu India than they do in Muslim Pakistan.

What are their beliefs?
All of them are classified as Hindu even in Muslim Pakistan. Hindus tend to be pragmatic about their spiritual beliefs, worshipping whatever god they believe will benefit them. The religious beliefs of a Hindu can be both flexible and diverse since they have very little dogma like their Muslim neighbors.

What are their needs?
The Yadavs need to know what Jesus Christ can do for their families and communities. It will be very difficult for them to do that, since they live in Muslim Pakistan where there are very few believers.

Prayer Points
Pray for a holy fear of God that will lead the Yadav peoples in Pakistan to seek, find and follow Jesus no matter what the cost may be. Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to see a Disciple Making Movement among the Gualban Yadav people in Pakistan. Pray for Yadav leaders to embrace the blessings that their community can enjoy by being part of Christ's kingdom.


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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:7 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:6,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (5,700)
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People Name in Country: Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
यादव गुअलबंस (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 118121
Joshua Project People ID: 21299
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,000
Population all Countries: 5,867,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Yadav
People Name General: Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Sindhi (5,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dhatki (2,000)Kacchi (200)
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: 1825-1981
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1954
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Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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