Gaoli 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?

Most of the Hindu Gaoli Yadav people are in India, but a smaller number live in Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Gaoli Yadav are a caste comprising 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 Gaoli Yadavs are Hindus, especially in India and Nepal where Hindus are the majority. They identify with Krishna, because they view him as a dairyman like themselves. Their status is a strange mix of low caste because they do manual work, and high status because they deal with "sacred" cows.


What Are Their Needs?

The Gaoli 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

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Gaoli 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 Gaoli Yadav people in Nepal and India.
Pray for Gaoli Yadav leaders to embrace the blessings that their community can enjoy by being part of Christ's kingdom.


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Gaoli in Nepal.


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 Gaoli
People Name in Country Yadav Gaoli
Natural Name Gaoli Yadav
Pronunciation gao-LEE YAH-dahv
Population this Country 93,000
Population all Countries 5,940,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Denusevak; Ghosh; Goaar; Goala; Golla; Gope; Gouda; Gour; Gowala; Gwalvanshi; Mahakhul; Nandavanshi; Sodgope; Yadav; यादव गओली
People ID 21295
ROP3 Code 118118
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Janakpur
45,000
Sagarmatha
27,000
Narayani
16,000
Kosi
3,700
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Janakpur 45,000
  Sagarmatha 27,000
  Narayani 16,000
  Kosi 3,700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (63,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
17,000
Magahi
600
Nepali
100
Primary Language Maithili (63,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 17,000
  Magahi 600
  Nepali 100
People Groups Speaking Maithili
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 Milaap - 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