Dhindhor Yadav in Nepal


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

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.


Where Are they Located?

There are Yadav communities in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Smaller numbers live in Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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?

The Dhindhor Yadav are Hindus by religion and claim to be descended from Krishna who is one of the gods they worship. They identify with Krishna, because they view him as a dairyman like themselves. Their status is a strange mix of low caste because they often do manual work, and high status because they deal with “sacred” cows.


What Are Their Needs?

The Dhindhor 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 most remote parts of South Asia.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Dhindhor in Nepal.

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Dhindhor 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 Dhindhor Yadav people in Nepal.
* Pray for Dhindhor 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 Dhindhor
People Name in Country Yadav Dhindhor
Natural Name Dhindhor Yadav
World Population 1,547,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names यादव ढिंढोर
People ID 21294
ROP3 Code 118117
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Lumbini
5,600
Janakpur
3,800
Bheri
1,700
Narayani
1,700
Sagarmatha
1,400
Rapti
500
Kosi
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 32  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Lumbini 5,600
  Janakpur 3,800
  Bheri 1,700
  Narayani 1,700
  Sagarmatha 1,400
  Rapti 500
  Kosi 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (5,800 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
5,700
Bhojpuri
3,700
Hindi
300
Magahi
200
Nepali
40
Primary Language Maithili (5,800 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 5,700
  Bhojpuri 3,700
  Hindi 300
  Magahi 200
  Nepali 40
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1986-2010)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Shankar S  Creative Commons  Used with permission
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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