Yadav (Muslim traditions) in India


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

Subgroups: 18 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Gamel 270,000
Bhirgudi 202,000
Mon Golla 7,900
Golkar 5,600
Sorathi 3,600
Paschima 3,200
Benbansi 2,500
Rautia 2,500
Yerra Golla 2,400
Ashtandra Golla 2,200

Introduction / History

In earlier times the Yadav were called Ahir. In most places they don't use the name Ahir anymore and the most common name is Yadav or Yadava. The name Ahir is derived from 'Abhira ', which is an immigrant tribe found in inscriptions and Hindu sacred books. The Abhira appear to have been one of the immigrant tribes from Central Asia. The Hindus among them claim connection to the god Krishna, since he was a herdsman.

Most Yadav people remain Hindu, but a smaller, lesser-known community of them are Muslim. Most likely, they converted to Islam during the 300-year period when Muslim empires controlled the Subcontinent and conversion was politically expedient.


Where Are they Located?

The Muslim Yadavs live in India and Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Yadav are a caste comprising of dairymen, cattle producers, and laborers. Their traditional occupation is animal husbandry and selling its products. The Yadav consist of both landowning and landless people. Some Yadav are businessmen, teachers, doctors, engineers and political leaders.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Yadav are Hindus, but some converted to Islam. To be a true Muslim one must believe that Mohammed is the final and most accurate prophet who brought mankind the direct words of Allah, God. They show their devotion by praying five times a day, giving alms to the poor, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and going on a pilgrimage to Mecca.


What Are Their Needs?

The Muslim Yadavs need to know what Jesus Christ can do for their families and communities. It will be very difficult for them to do that, since they live in some of the least reached parts of India like Uttar Pradesh.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Muslim Yadav family and community leaders to seek His face.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to see a disciple making movement among the Yadav people.
Pray for Muslim Yadav leaders to embrace the blessings that their community can enjoy by being part of Christ's kingdom.


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav (Muslim traditions) in India.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16188/PK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16187/IN
https://godlovesyadav.org
https://www. Godtube.com/watch/?v=0B10BMNU


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Yadav (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Yadav (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation YAH-dahv
Population this Country 10,000
Population all Countries 31,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ahir; Gaoli; Goala; Golar; Golaro; Gopi; Hir; Ji; Makhar; Rai; Rao; Rao Sahib; Sargope; Yadav; यादव (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16188
ROP3 Code 111293
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Muslim - other
People Group Yadav (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 18 (only 15 largest shown)
  Gamel 270,000
  Bhirgudi 202,000
  Mon Golla 7,900
  Golkar 5,600
  Sorathi 3,600
  Paschima 3,200
  Benbansi 2,500
  Rautia 2,500
  Yerra Golla 2,400
  Ashtandra Golla 2,200
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 7
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
5,000
Punjab
1,400
Haryana
1,100
Bihar
1,100
Jharkhand
800
Gujarat
700
Uttarakhand
10
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 7
  Uttar Pradesh 5,000
  Punjab 1,400
  Haryana 1,100
  Bihar 1,100
  Jharkhand 800
  Gujarat 700
  Uttarakhand 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (6,600 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Eastern
1,100
Gujarati
500
Bhojpuri
300
Maithili
80
Bengali
20
Primary Language Urdu (6,600 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Eastern 1,100
  Gujarati 500
  Bhojpuri 300
  Maithili 80
  Bengali 20
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more