Ghosi Yadav in Nepal


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

Introduction / History

Previously the Yadav were called Ahir. The name Ahir is derived from 'Abhira' which is an immigrant tribe found in the inscriptions and Hindu sacred books. The Abhira appear to have been one of the immigrant tribes from Central Asia. They are spoken of as robbers and foreigners. They claim connection to the god Krishna since he was a herdsman. The Yadav are a caste comprised of milkmen, cowherds, cattle raisers, and laborers. Their traditional occupation is animal husbandry and selling animal products. The Yadav consist of both landowning and landless people. Some Yadav are businessmen, teachers, doctors, engineers, and political leaders. In 2008 Nepal became a democratic country. The first president was Ram Baran Yadav. Like many communities in Nepal, the Yadavs have subgroups. One of the Yadav subgroups are the Ghosi Yadavs. The term Ghosi refers to a herder. They believe they are descendants of a king.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Living mainly in villages, the Ghosi Yadav caste consists of milkmen, cow herders, cattle breeders, cultivators, and laborers. Though some have become businessmen, professionals, or political leaders, Yadavs traditionally have practiced animal husbandry and they sold animal products. Because they are associated with cattle, considered holy by the Hindus, they have high prestige.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Yadavs believe they are connected to lord Krishna, whom they worship along with Vishnu and many local gods. Many worship cows. In Nepal, the Yadav people are considered 99.7 percent Hindu, but among the Ghosi subgroup, they are 100 percent Hindu.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ghosi Yadav community needs the blessings of the Lord which will only come about through a relationship with Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Ghosi in Nepal.

Pray for workers to go to the Ghosi Yadav community. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to spread far and wide among Ghosi Yadav families and communities. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the Risen Savior.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_Ghosi https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16187/NP http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2019/07/14 http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2007/09/06


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Yadav Ghosi
People Name in Country Yadav Ghosi
Natural Name Ghosi Yadav
Population this Country 1,800
Population all Countries 1,564,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 21822
ROP3 Code 118608
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Lumbini
1,300
Bheri
500
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Lumbini 1,300
  Bheri 500
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Awadhi (1,400 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
400
Hindi
80
Primary Language Awadhi (1,400 speakers)
Language Code awa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 400
  Hindi 80
People Groups Speaking Awadhi

Primary Language:  Awadhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1820-1911)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1996)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2000-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Awadhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video New Life
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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.
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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