Ghosi 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

Status is very important in Hindu cultures. Yadav peoples, including the Ghosi 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. Like many communities in India, the Yadavs have subgroups. One of the Yadav subgroups are the Ghosi Yadavs. The term Ghosi refers to a herder. They believe they are descendants of a king.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Living mainly in villages, the Ghosi Yadav caste consists of milkmen, cow herders, cattle breeders, cultivators, and laborers. Though some have become businessmen, professionals, or political leaders, Yadavs traditionally have practiced animal husbandry and they sold animal products. Because they are associated with cattle, considered holy by the Hindus, they have high prestige.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Yadavs believe they are connected to lord Krishna, whom they worship along with Vishnu and many local gods. Many worship cows. In Nepal, the Yadav people are considered 99.7 percent Hindu, but among the Ghosi subgroup, they are 100 percent Hindu.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ghosi Yadav community needs the blessings of the Lord which will only come about through a relationship with Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for workers to go to the Ghosi Yadav community. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to spread far and wide among Ghosi Yadav families and communities. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the Risen Savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Ghosi in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Yadav Ghosi
People Name in Country Yadav Ghosi
Natural Name Ghosi Yadav
Population this Country 1,833,000
Population all Countries 1,836,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 37
Alternate Names
People ID 21822
ROP3 Code 118608
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 16
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
1,167,000
Andhra Pradesh
156,000
Chhattisgarh
109,000
West Bengal
101,000
Tamil Nadu
94,000
Telangana
69,000
Madhya Pradesh
37,000
Maharashtra
35,000
Karnataka
30,000
Gujarat
19,000
Rajasthan
5,600
Assam
5,100
Delhi
2,500
Punjab
1,800
Uttarakhand
1,600
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 16
  Uttar Pradesh 1,167,000
  Andhra Pradesh 156,000
  Chhattisgarh 109,000
  West Bengal 101,000
  Tamil Nadu 94,000
  Telangana 69,000
  Madhya Pradesh 37,000
  Maharashtra 35,000
  Karnataka 30,000
  Gujarat 19,000
  Rajasthan 5,600
  Assam 5,100
  Delhi 2,500
  Punjab 1,800
  Uttarakhand 1,600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (683,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kanauji
245,000
Telugu
202,000
Awadhi
92,000
Tamil
80,000
Bengali
70,000
Chhattisgarhi
64,000
Bhojpuri
49,000
Marathi
25,000
Kannada
25,000
Gujarati
14,000
Bundeli
8,700
Dhundari
2,700
Khandesi
2,500
Assamese
2,500
Garhwali
1,200
Primary Language Hindi (683,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kanauji 245,000
  Telugu 202,000
  Awadhi 92,000
  Tamil 80,000
  Bengali 70,000
  Chhattisgarhi 64,000
  Bhojpuri 49,000
  Marathi 25,000
  Kannada 25,000
  Gujarati 14,000
  Bundeli 8,700
  Dhundari 2,700
  Khandesi 2,500
  Assamese 2,500
  Garhwali 1,200
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old 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 Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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 Haniyadav72 - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
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