Yadav (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Ghosi 800

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 Yadavs 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 South Asia.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Yadav (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.

* 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.


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
World Population 30,000
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
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Punjab
16,000
Sindh
4,400
Islamabad
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Punjab 16,000
  Sindh 4,400
  Islamabad 200
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Punjabi, Western (14,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Urdu
2,900
Sindhi
2,000
Saraiki
1,700
Koli, Kachi
30
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (14,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 2,900
  Sindhi 2,000
  Saraiki 1,700
  Koli, Kachi 30
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1952)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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