Yadav (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


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

Introduction / History

The Yadav in Nepal are in every way related with the Yadav in the northern states, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, in India.

It's easy to find out who a Yadav is. Just ask them their name and they will tell you their first name followed by their title which is always Yadav.

The Yadav 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.


Where Are they Located?

They are living almost all over South-Nepal. The highest concentration is in the provinces Janakpur, Sagarmatha, Narayani and Lumbini.

In India the Yadav have many language groups but in Nepal you can reach almost all of them by using 3 languages only (Nepali, Maithili and Bhojpuri).


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Yadav live in joint families. Most of them are vegetarian but many start eating fish, mutton, chicken and sometimes pork, but not beef. Child labor is common among them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Yadav participate in the local traditional and socio-religious festivals. They have expertise in oral traditions and group singing in praise of the god Vishnu, Krishna or one of the many other gods that they worship. Similarly, they are good in musical dance and wrestling. In India in some places they are also known to do some mock-fighting with swords but in Nepal that is not known (as far as we know). Boys are favored for formal education. They are known to have more faith in astrology and talismans rather than in the services of a doctor.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to hear about the way of salvation. Most of the Yadav die never hearing the Name of Jesus once in a lifetime!

But also life, lifestyle and living standard are changing all over the nation. The next generation will need to get other kinds of jobs. To get those jobs they need education but proper education is missing in many places (especially in the villages).


Prayer Points

Pray for the salvation of the Yadav people.
Pray for short and long term workers / teams to come and pioneer new ministries among the Yadav.
For new focused evangelism and church planting ministries.
For literacy and community development work.
For Christian social workers eradicating alcoholism.
Christian workers to meet their spiritual and physical needs.
For the practice of child labor to end among the Yadav people.
For education to be made available to girls as well to the boys.


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.


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Additional Info
Reach the Yadav
Yadav People profile video
People Name General Yadav (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Yadav (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation YAH-dahv
Population this Country 82,000
Population all Countries 42,015,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Abhir; Adav; Adavigolla; Aharwar; Ahir; Ahirani; Ahir-Goala; Asthanagolla; Ayar; Ayar-Boricha; Baredi; Brajwari; Chosh; Couli; Dhangar; Erumakar; Gaolan; Gaoli; Gauvali; Gawal; Gawli; Gayla; Ghasi; Ghosh; Goala; Gol; Gola; Golar; Golkar; Golla; Gollewar; Gop; Gopa; Gopali; Gope; Gopi; Gosangi; Gouli; Gowala; Gullar; Gwal; Gwala; Hir; Idaiyan; Idaiyar; Idayar; Iruman; Jadav; Ji; Kolaya; Konar; Konarulu; Makhar; Muniyani; Pillai; Rai; Rao; Rao Saheb; Rao Sahib; Raut; Reo Saheb; Sadgoala; Sadgope; Sargope; Yadav; Yadava; Yadha; Yadhava; Yadukulum; यादव (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16187
ROP3 Code 111292
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Dhaka
68,000
Khulna
60,000
Rajshahi
21,000
Chittagong
17,000
Rangpur
16,000
Sylhet
10,000
Barisal
5,400
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Dhaka 68,000
  Khulna 60,000
  Rajshahi 21,000
  Chittagong 17,000
  Rangpur 16,000
  Sylhet 10,000
  Barisal 5,400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (183,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
8,600
Chittagonian
4,000
Kok Borok
200
Primary Language Bengali (183,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 8,600
  Chittagonian 4,000
  Kok Borok 200
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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 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 Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well Create International
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
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 Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Reach the Yadav  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more