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
Alternate Names यादव ढिंढोर
Population this Country 18,000
Population all Countries 1,848,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 21294
ROP3 Code 118117
ROP25 Code 308887
ROP25 Name Yadava
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Lumbini
6,800
Janakpur
4,600
Bheri
2,100
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 Not ranked
Total States 7
  Lumbini 6,800
  Janakpur 4,600
  Bheri 2,100
  Narayani 2,000
  Sagarmatha 1,700
  Rapti 600
  Kosi 300
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
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 Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General Zume Resources Zume Project
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Mobile App Android Bible app: Maithili YouVersion Bibles
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Mobile App iOS Bible app: Maithili YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Maithili Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter The Ancient Path Live Global
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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