Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) in India


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

Introduction / History

The Gualbans are one of the Yadav communities. They live throughout the nation of India but are concentrated in central part of the county. Their main traditional occupation was taking care of cattle. They sell dairy products, not beef since cattle are sacred animals in the Hindu system.

Most Gualbans Yadav live in Indian states where there are few believers. Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat. These are not states where the gospel has flourished.

The primary language of the Gualbans is Hindi. They also speak the local languages where they reside. Many Christian resources are available in Hindi including a complete Bible, radio programs and the JESUS Film. There are few if any know followers of Jesus among the Gualban.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some Gualbans still practice their ancient job of taking care of cattle. Some own land and work in agriculture. Others have obtained college educations and work in medicine, science, politics and business. Most Gualban parents encourage their children to gain university educations.

Marriage to one spouse is the norm in Yadav communities. The Gualban marry within the Yadav peoples. Brahmin priests officiate at important ceremonies like births, weddings and funerals.

Sons inherit their father’s property. The sons are responsible to care for elderly relatives.

Many Gaulbans are vegetarians. Their staple foods are rice, wheat, lentils, and dairy products. Some rural Gualban young people are moving to Indian cities in hope of a better life.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gualbans Yadavs people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians do. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

It will take believers from a similar status or a higher status to reach the Gualban Yadavs. These followers of Christ are few in the areas where the Gualban live. However, they can tell Bible stories of people like Abraham, Moses, and others who dealt mainly with livestock. The stories of these patriarchs can lead to stories of Jesus.


Prayer Points

Pray that soon there will be Gualban Yadavs who embrace the gospel and share the ways of Jesus with others.

Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God's love will bless the Gualban community.

Pray for networks of believing families and fellowships that will grow spiritually strong.

Ask the Lord to send workers to disciple the Gualbans.


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) in India.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yadav

https://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0B10BMNU

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2020/05/06


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-05-06
People Name General Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation YAH-dahv gwahl-BANS
Population this Country 5,780,000
Population all Countries 5,820,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 116
Alternate Names यादव गुअलबंस (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 21299
ROP3 Code 118121
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 9
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
4,762,000
Chhattisgarh
361,000
Madhya Pradesh
245,000
Maharashtra
209,000
Gujarat
101,000
Rajasthan
33,000
Uttarakhand
14,000
Delhi
9,500
Goa
1,900
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 9
  Uttar Pradesh 4,762,000
  Chhattisgarh 361,000
  Madhya Pradesh 245,000
  Maharashtra 209,000
  Gujarat 101,000
  Rajasthan 33,000
  Uttarakhand 14,000
  Delhi 9,500
  Goa 1,900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (2,923,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 22
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
1,189,000
Awadhi
198,000
Chhattisgarhi
181,000
Marathi
141,000
Gujarati
73,000
Kanauji
64,000
Bundeli
29,000
Bagheli
17,000
Dhundari
15,000
Khandesi
14,000
Kacchi
5,700
Malvi
5,200
Marwari
5,100
Garhwali
3,800
Ahirani
3,200
Primary Language Hindi (2,923,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 22
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 1,189,000
  Awadhi 198,000
  Chhattisgarhi 181,000
  Marathi 141,000
  Gujarati 73,000
  Kanauji 64,000
  Bundeli 29,000
  Bagheli 17,000
  Dhundari 15,000
  Khandesi 14,000
  Kacchi 5,700
  Malvi 5,200
  Marwari 5,100
  Garhwali 3,800
  Ahirani 3,200
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
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 Yashvir Yashviryadav - Pexels 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more