Gola Yadav in India


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

Introduction

Status is very important in Hindu cultures. Yadav peoples, including the Gola subgroup, are concerned about their status. The Yadav peoples hold a place of honor, since traditionally they deal with cattle and dairy products in a culture where the cow is sacred. There have been times in their long history that Yadav peoples have held power and wealth. Today they are classified as "Other Backward Castes" or OBCs for short. This sounds derisive, but in fact, this refers to people who hold some status, but are not part of the most prestigious communities. Today, many Gola Yadavs own land, and some have been elected to public office. A few are day laborers, but this is fairly rare.


Ministry Obstacles

Since there are no believers among the Gola Yadavs, they will have to hear about Christ from someone from a different community. Their honored status might pose another reason for them to not accept spiritual beliefs outside of Hindu teachings.


Outreach Ideas

Indian believers from OBCs can share the JESUS Film and other resources with the Gola Yadav community.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray that the believers among the Gola Yadavs will be loving and bold as they tell others about what the Lord can do for them. Pray that there will be healings in the name of Jesus that will cause many to realize He is the only one worthy of devotion and praise.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray that the community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Yadav community to Him.
* Pray for entire Gola Yadav families to turn their hearts to Jesus as they hear of His great power.
* Pray for Gola Yadav leaders to disciple other Yadavs who will in turn disciple others.


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Gola in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-05-05
People Name General Yadav Gola
People Name in Country Yadav Gola
Natural Name Gola Yadav
Pronunciation YAH-dahv GO-lah
World Population 4,904,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 98
Alternate Names Advi Golla; Goala; Gopala; Gouli; Gulla; Gwala; Handi Golla; Konda; Rawat; Yadav; Yadava; यादव गोला
People ID 21296
ROP3 Code 118119
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 15
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
2,395,000
Tamil Nadu
871,000
Uttar Pradesh
498,000
Odisha
326,000
Telangana
180,000
Madhya Pradesh
153,000
Maharashtra
109,000
Gujarat
103,000
Chhattisgarh
102,000
Karnataka
101,000
Delhi
7,400
Puducherry
4,400
Uttarakhand
500
Dadra and Nagar Have
500
Daman and Diu
200
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 15
  Andhra Pradesh 2,395,000
  Tamil Nadu 871,000
  Uttar Pradesh 498,000
  Odisha 326,000
  Telangana 180,000
  Madhya Pradesh 153,000
  Maharashtra 109,000
  Gujarat 103,000
  Chhattisgarh 102,000
  Karnataka 101,000
  Delhi 7,400
  Puducherry 4,400
  Uttarakhand 500
  Dadra and Nagar Have 500
  Daman and Diu 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (2,792,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil
658,000
Hindi
539,000
Odia
289,000
Bhojpuri
224,000
Kannada
125,000
Gujarati
92,000
Chhattisgarhi
82,000
Marathi
67,000
Bengali
9,300
Malvi
6,600
Bundeli
5,700
Khandesi
5,200
Awadhi
2,600
Kacchi
2,500
Konkani
1,200
Primary Language Telugu (2,792,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 20
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Tamil 658,000
  Hindi 539,000
  Odia 289,000
  Bhojpuri 224,000
  Kannada 125,000
  Gujarati 92,000
  Chhattisgarhi 82,000
  Marathi 67,000
  Bengali 9,300
  Malvi 6,600
  Bundeli 5,700
  Khandesi 5,200
  Awadhi 2,600
  Kacchi 2,500
  Konkani 1,200
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
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 Pearl of Great Price
Film / Video The Story
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Meena Kadri  Creative Commons  Used with permission
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