Kamariha Yadav in India

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

Introduction / History

The Kamarifa are a sub-group of larger Yadav peoples. Most of the Kamarifa Yadav live in the central Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The Yadav peoples hold a place of honor, since their traditional occupation is dealing 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 in some Indian states. This sounds derisive, but in fact, this refers to people who hold some status, but are not part of the most prestigious communities. OBCs are able to get government jobs and special university admissions.

The primary language of the Kamarifa is Hindi. Many Christian resources are available in Hindi including a complete Bible, the JESUS Film and radio programs. There are few if any followers of Christ among the Kamarifa.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some Kamariha Yadav people still take care of cattle for a living. Others are farm the land they own. Still others are college educated and work in the professions. They are often the politically dominant people in the areas where they reside.

Most Kamarifa are vegetarians. As devout Hindus, they do not eat or sell beef. They do sell dairy products that they obtain from their cows. Kamarifa eat wheat and rice their staple foods.

The Kamarifa are endogamous, which means they prefer to have marriage take place within their community. They have birth and marriage rituals officiated by Brahmin priests. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property. The oldest son takes charge of the home and the family. It is the sons’ responsibility to take care of elderly relatives. Most Kamarifa encourage their sons and daughters to earn a university education.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kamariha people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians do. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, the Kamarifa needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer. Jesus is not just another Hindu god or guru. He alone can forgive the sins of the Kamarifa and grant them eternal life.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to send workers to go to the Kamarifa people and disciple new believers who will disciple others.

Pray for spiritual hunger and discernment among the Kamarifa.

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

Pray that the Lord leads Kamarifa to tune into Hindi radio programs and to read the Hindi Bible.


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Kamariha in India.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yadav

https://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0B10BMNU


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Yadav Kamariha
People Name in Country Yadav Kamariha
Natural Name Kamariha Yadav
Population this Country 504,000
Population all Countries 504,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names
People ID 21824
ROP3 Code 118610
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 4
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
460,000
Chhattisgarh
27,000
Madhya Pradesh
13,000
Delhi
100
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Uttar Pradesh 460,000
  Chhattisgarh 27,000
  Madhya Pradesh 13,000
  Delhi 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (282,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Kanauji
79,000
Bhojpuri
43,000
Chhattisgarhi
15,000
Awadhi
4,000
Bundeli
1,200
Malvi
300
Primary Language Hindi (282,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Kanauji 79,000
  Bhojpuri 43,000
  Chhattisgarhi 15,000
  Awadhi 4,000
  Bundeli 1,200
  Malvi 300
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video 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 Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more