Gola 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

Status is very important in Hindu cultures. Yadav peoples, including the Gola subgroup, are concerned about their status. The Yadav peoples hold a place of honor, since traditionally they deal 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 for short. This sounds derisive, but in fact, this refers to people who hold some status, but are not part of the most prestigious communities. Today, many Gola Yadavs own land, and some have been elected to public office. A few are day laborers, but this is fairly rare.


Ministry Obstacles

Since there are no believers among the Gola Yadavs, they will have to hear about Christ from someone from a different community. Their honored status might pose another reason for them to not accept spiritual beliefs outside of Hindu teachings.


Outreach Ideas

Indian believers from OBCs can share the JESUS Film and other resources with the Gola Yadav community.


Prayer Focus

Pray that the believers among the Gola Yadavs will be loving and bold as they tell others about what the Lord can do for them. Pray that there will be healings in the name of Jesus that will cause many to realize He is the only one worthy of devotion and praise. Pray that the community council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others of the Yadav community to Him.
Pray for entire Gola Yadav families to turn their hearts to Jesus as they hear of His great power.
Pray for Gola Yadav leaders to disciple other Yadavs who will in turn disciple others.


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Gola in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-05-05
People Name General Yadav Gola
People Name in Country Yadav Gola
Natural Name Gola Yadav
Pronunciation GO-lah YAH-dahv
Population this Country 5,540,000
Population all Countries 5,547,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 111
Alternate Names Advi Golla; Goala; Gopala; Gouli; Gulla; Gwala; Handi Golla; Konda; Rawat; Yadav; Yadava; यादव गोला
People ID 21296
ROP3 Code 118119
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 15
Largest States
Andhra Pradesh
2,829,000
Tamil Nadu
836,000
Uttar Pradesh
587,000
Odisha
390,000
Telangana
212,000
Madhya Pradesh
183,000
Maharashtra
130,000
Chhattisgarh
122,000
Gujarat
122,000
Karnataka
117,000
Delhi
8,700
Puducherry
5,200
Uttarakhand
600
Dadra and Nagar Have
500
Daman and Diu
300
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 15
  Andhra Pradesh 2,829,000
  Tamil Nadu 836,000
  Uttar Pradesh 587,000
  Odisha 390,000
  Telangana 212,000
  Madhya Pradesh 183,000
  Maharashtra 130,000
  Chhattisgarh 122,000
  Gujarat 122,000
  Karnataka 117,000
  Delhi 8,700
  Puducherry 5,200
  Uttarakhand 600
  Dadra and Nagar Have 500
  Daman and Diu 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Telugu (2,796,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 22
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil
654,000
Hindi
547,000
Odia
295,000
Bhojpuri
225,000
Kannada
125,000
Gujarati
92,000
Chhattisgarhi
79,000
Marathi
69,000
Bengali
9,500
Malvi
6,600
Bundeli
5,700
Khandesi
5,200
Awadhi
2,600
Kacchi
2,500
Konkani
1,200
Primary Language Telugu (2,796,000 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 22
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Tamil 654,000
  Hindi 547,000
  Odia 295,000
  Bhojpuri 225,000
  Kannada 125,000
  Gujarati 92,000
  Chhattisgarhi 79,000
  Marathi 69,000
  Bengali 9,500
  Malvi 6,600
  Bundeli 5,700
  Khandesi 5,200
  Awadhi 2,600
  Kacchi 2,500
  Konkani 1,200
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2016)
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 Love letter to you from scripture
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
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 Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
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 Story
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.
Photo Source Meena Kadri - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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