Yadav (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

In earlier times the Yadav were called Ahir. In most places they don't use the name Ahir anymore and the most common name is Yadav or Yadava. The name Ahir is derived from 'Abhira ', which is an immigrant tribe found in inscriptions and Hindu sacred books. The Abhira appear to have been one of the immigrant tribes from Central Asia. The Hindus among them claim connection to the god Krishna, since he was a herdsman.

Most Yadav people remain Hindu, but a smaller, lesser-known community of them are Muslim. Most likely, they converted to Islam during the 300-year period when Muslim empires controlled the Subcontinent and conversion was politically expedient.


Where Are they Located?

The Muslim Yadavs live in India and Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Yadav are a caste comprising of dairymen, cattle producers, and laborers. Their traditional occupation is animal husbandry and selling its products. The Yadav consist of both landowning and landless people. Some Yadav are businessmen, teachers, doctors, engineers and political leaders.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Yadav are Hindus, but some converted to Islam. To be a true Muslim one must believe that Mohammed is the final and most accurate prophet who brought mankind the direct words of Allah, God. They show their devotion by praying five times a day, giving alms to the poor, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and going on a pilgrimage to Mecca.


What Are Their Needs?

The Muslim 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 some of the least reached parts of India like Uttar Pradesh.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Yadav (Muslim traditions) in India.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Muslim Yadav family and community leaders to seek His face.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to see a disciple making movement among the Yadav people.
* Pray for Muslim Yadav leaders to embrace the blessings that their community can enjoy by being part of Christ's kingdom.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16188/PK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16187/IN
https://godlovesyadav.org
https://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0B10BMNU


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Yadav (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Yadav (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation YAH-dahv
Population this Country 8,700
Population all Countries 30,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ahir; Gaoli; Goala; Golar; Golaro; Gopi; Hir; Ji; Makhar; Rai; Rao; Rao Sahib; Sargope; Yadav; यादव (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16188
ROP3 Code 111293
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
4,300
Punjab
1,200
Haryana
900
Bihar
900
Jharkhand
700
Gujarat
600
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Uttar Pradesh 4,300
  Punjab 1,200
  Haryana 900
  Bihar 900
  Jharkhand 700
  Gujarat 600
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Urdu (6,600 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Eastern
1,100
Gujarati
500
Bhojpuri
300
Maithili
80
Bengali
20
Primary Language Urdu (6,600 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Eastern 1,100
  Gujarati 500
  Bhojpuri 300
  Maithili 80
  Bengali 20
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2007)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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