Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan


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

Introduction / History

What is the difference between the Ahir peoples and the Yadav peoples? The name! They are the same. Within the Yadav peoples are certain subgroups, all of which might need a different Disciple Making Movement. One of these are the Gualban Yadavs, who have their own Hindu beliefs. This subgroup takes their roles as cowherders, milkers, and cattle breeders very seriously, and their beliefs are more traditional than other Yadav subgroups. The Gualbans are one of the Yadav communities who traditionally did cattle raising. In the past, because Yadavs had the exclusive rights to the milk cows, they were hired on all occasions by Hindu people and their status was relatively high. There is a smaller number of Gualban Yadavs in Muslim Pakistan who do hold such high status. They are more numerous in India and Nepal where there is a Hindu majority.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Yadav are a caste comprising dairymen, cattle producers, and laborers. The Yadav consist of both landowning and landless people. Today, not all of them are in occupations dealing with cattle and its products. Many have become cultivators or moved on from rural pursuits. They have higher honor in Hindu India than they do in Muslim Pakistan.


What Are Their Beliefs?

All of them are classified as Hindu even in Muslim Pakistan. Hindus tend to be pragmatic about their spiritual beliefs, worshipping whatever god they believe will benefit them. The religious beliefs of a Hindu can be both flexible and diverse since they have very little dogma like their Muslim neighbors.


What Are Their Needs?

The 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 Muslim Pakistan where there are very few believers.


Prayer Points

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

* Pray for a holy fear of God that will lead the Yadav peoples in Pakistan to seek, find and follow Jesus no matter what the cost may be. * Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to see a Disciple Making Movement among the Gualban Yadav people in Pakistan. * Pray for Yadav leaders to embrace the blessings that their community can enjoy by being part of Christ’s kingdom.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21299/NP https://godlovesyadav.org https://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0B10BMNU http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2020/05/06


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Yadav Gualbans (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 1,100
Population all Countries 4,886,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names यादव गुअलबंस (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 21299
ROP3 Code 118121
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)
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 1
  Sindh 1,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sindhi (900 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Saraiki
200
Primary Language Sindhi (900 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Saraiki 200
People Groups Speaking Sindhi

Primary Language:  Sindhi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1825-1981)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1890-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1954)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
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 Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Yashvir Yashviryadav  Creative Commons  Used with permission
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


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