Kaonra 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 / History

The Kaonra are a subgroup of the larger Yadav peoples of India. Most Kaonra live in central and east India. The Yadav peoples hold a place of honor, since traditionally they deal with cattle and dairy products in a culture. The cow is a sacred animal in Hinduism. There have been times in their long history that Yadav peoples have held power and wealth.

Today Kaonra 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 eligible for government job and special university admissions.

The main language of the Kaonera is Hindi. They also speak the local languages of where they live. Many Christian resources are available in Hindi including a complete Bible, the JESUS Film and radio programs. There are few if any believers among the Kaonra Yadav.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some Kaonra Yadav still take care of cattle for a living. Others farm the land they own. Some Kaonra have college educations and work in the professions. They are often a dominant people in the areas where they reside.

Most Kaonra consider themselves devout Hindus so they do not eat or sell beef. Most are vegetarians who eat wheat, lentils, and rice their staple foods.

The Kaonra 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 family. The sons have the responsibility of taking care of elderly relatives. Most Kaonra parents encourage their sons and daughters to obtain a university education.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kaonra 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?

The Kaonra need to understand that Jesus not another Hindu god of guru. He is their Savior and Lord.

He alone can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life.


Prayer Points

Ask God to raise up Kaonra who are desirous to know the truth about Jesus Christ and willing to give him their hearts.

Ask God to send loving, committed workers to the Kaonra Yadavs to share the good news with them.

Pray the Kamariha would be led by the Spirit to listen to Christian radio programs and read the Hindi Bible.

Ask the Lord to raise up a growing church planting movement among the Kaonra Yadavs.


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Kaonra 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 Kaonra
People Name in Country Yadav Kaonra
Natural Name Kaonra Yadav
Population this Country 796,000
Population all Countries 799,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 16
Alternate Names
People ID 21825
ROP3 Code 118611
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 9
Largest States
Chhattisgarh
402,000
Bihar
158,000
Uttar Pradesh
103,000
West Bengal
45,000
Odisha
38,000
Jharkhand
27,000
Madhya Pradesh
15,000
Assam
2,200
Delhi
200
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 9
  Chhattisgarh 402,000
  Bihar 158,000
  Uttar Pradesh 103,000
  West Bengal 45,000
  Odisha 38,000
  Jharkhand 27,000
  Madhya Pradesh 15,000
  Assam 2,200
  Delhi 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (261,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Chhattisgarhi
253,000
Bhojpuri
76,000
Odia
31,000
Bengali
28,000
Maithili
14,000
Magahi
3,100
Assamese
1,000
Angika
700
Malvi
400
Pengo
200
Sadri
200
Nimadi
200
Awadhi
200
Primary Language Hindi (261,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Chhattisgarhi 253,000
  Bhojpuri 76,000
  Odia 31,000
  Bengali 28,000
  Maithili 14,000
  Magahi 3,100
  Assamese 1,000
  Angika 700
  Malvi 400
  Pengo 200
  Sadri 200
  Nimadi 200
  Awadhi 200
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.
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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