Gopal in India

The Gopal have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Gopal are one of the Yadav subgroups. The Gopals in turn have three of their own subgroups. They are dairy farmers who are involved with milking and selling dairy products. Their association with a holy animal gives them higher status than most agricultural peoples. They call themselves "Sons of Krishna," the popular Hindu god associated with cattle.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though they are not wealthy, the Gopal people usually own their dairy cattle and they have regular customers for their dairy products. They try to have political power.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like other Yadav people, the Gopals have a special affinity for Krishna, a Hindu god. They look to him for their blessings and protection.


What Are Their Needs?

Like other Yadavs, the Gopal people need to humbly accept the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, their only way to reconciliation with the true God of Heaven.


Prayer Points

Pray for loving workers to go to the Gopal people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their savior.

Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that result in thousands of new disciples who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


Scripture Prayers for the Gopal in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopal_(caste)


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gopal
People Name in Country Gopal
Alternate Names Basudev; Borekar; Gop; Gopalo; Gopalwad; Harbola; Pangala-Gopal; गोपाल
Population this Country 45,000
Population all Countries 45,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16859
ROP3 Code 112141
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Maharashtra
41,000
Odisha
1,700
Gujarat
600
Goa
400
Karnataka
200
Andhra Pradesh
100
Madhya Pradesh
30
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Maharashtra 41,000
  Odisha 1,700
  Gujarat 600
  Goa 400
  Karnataka 200
  Andhra Pradesh 100
  Madhya Pradesh 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.16 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.84 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Gujarati (19,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Marathi
13,000
Ahirani
3,700
Odia
1,400
Konkani, Goan
700
Hindi
100
Kannada
60
Primary Language Gujarati (19,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 13,000
  Ahirani 3,700
  Odia 1,400
  Konkani, Goan 700
  Hindi 100
  Kannada 60
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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