Rawat 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.

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?

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


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, especially in India and Nepal where Hindus are the majority.


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 some of the most remote parts of South Asia.


Prayer Points

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


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Rawat 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 Rawat
People Name in Country Yadav Rawat
Natural Name Rawat Yadav
Pronunciation rah-WAHT YAH-dahv
Population this Country 11,000
Population all Countries 1,718,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names यादव रावत
People ID 21300
ROP3 Code 118123
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 6
Largest States
Janakpur
4,800
Narayani
1,900
Sagarmatha
1,700
Lumbini
1,700
Bheri
400
Kosi
300
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 6
  Janakpur 4,800
  Narayani 1,900
  Sagarmatha 1,700
  Lumbini 1,700
  Bheri 400
  Kosi 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (5,800 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
2,100
Awadhi
1,200
Hindi
200
Nepali
20
Primary Language Maithili (5,800 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 2,100
  Awadhi 1,200
  Hindi 200
  Nepali 20
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 The Advocacy Project - 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