Dhindhor Yadav in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal 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.


Where Are they Located?

There are Yadav communities in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Smaller numbers live in Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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?

The Dhindhor Yadav are Hindus by religion and claim to be descended from Krishna who is one of the gods they worship. They identify with Krishna, because they view him as a dairyman like themselves. Their status is a strange mix of low caste because they often do manual work, and high status because they deal with "sacred" cows.


What Are Their Needs?

The Dhindhor 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 most remote parts of South Asia.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Dhindhor 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 Dhindhor Yadav people in Nepal.
Pray for Dhindhor Yadav leaders to embrace the blessings that their community can enjoy by being part of Christ's kingdom.


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Dhindhor in Nepal.


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 Dhindhor
People Name in Country Yadav Dhindhor
Natural Name Dhindhor Yadav
Pronunciation deen-DOHR YAH-dahv
Population this Country 18,000
Population all Countries 1,842,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names यादव ढिंढोर
People ID 21294
ROP3 Code 118117
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Lumbini
6,700
Janakpur
4,500
Bheri
2,000
Narayani
2,000
Sagarmatha
1,700
Rapti
600
Kosi
300
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Lumbini 6,700
  Janakpur 4,500
  Bheri 2,000
  Narayani 2,000
  Sagarmatha 1,700
  Rapti 600
  Kosi 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (5,800 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
5,700
Bhojpuri
3,700
Hindi
300
Magahi
200
Nepali
40
Primary Language Maithili (5,800 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 5,700
  Bhojpuri 3,700
  Hindi 300
  Magahi 200
  Nepali 40
People Groups Speaking Maithili
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more