Jadubans Yadav in India

The Jadubans Yadav have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

Status is important in Hindu cultures. Yadav peoples, including the Jaduban subgroup, are concerned about their place in Indian society. The Yadav peoples hold a place of honor, since traditionally they deal with cattle and dairy products in a culture where the cow is sacred. There have been times in their long history that Yadav peoples have held power and wealth. Most of the Jabudans live in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Today some Yadav are classified as "other backward castes" or OBCs in other Indian states. This sounds derisive, but in fact, this refers to people who hold some status, but are not part of the most prestigious communities. OBC classification brings government jobs and special university admissions.

The primary language of the Jadubans is Hindi. Many resources are available in Hindi including a complete Bible, radio programs and the JESUS Film.


What Are Their Lives Like?

While many Jadubans still work with dairy cattle, some Jadubans Yadav people are farmers. College educated work in business, science, politics, administration, banking, and trade. They are often a dominant people in the areas where they reside.

Most Jadubans are vegetarians who eat wheat, rice, dairy products, and vegetables as their staple foods. As devout Hindus they do not eat or sell beef.

The Jadubans are endogamous, which means they prefer to have marriage take place within their community. Marriage to one spouse is the norm. They have birth and marriage rituals officiated by Brahmins. On the death of the father, sons inherit his property. The oldest son takes charge of the home and family.

Most Jadubans encourage their children to attend and graduate from universities. Many rural Jaduban young people are moving to Indian cities in search of a better life.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Jadubans 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?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer. The Jaduban must understand that Jesus is not another Hindu god or guru. He alone can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life.


Prayer Points

Ask the Lord to send workers to the Jaduban Yadav and lead their community to faith in Christ.

Pray that the Jaduban would be led of the Spirit to read the Hindi Bible and listen to the radio programs that are available.

Pray that each Jaduban would have the opportunity to hear about and receive Jesus Christ.

Ask the Lord to raise up a church planting movement among the Jaduban Yadav.


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Jadubans 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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Yadav Jadubans
People Name in Country Yadav Jadubans
Natural Name Jadubans Yadav
Alternate Names
Population this Country 750,000
Population all Countries 750,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 15
People ID 21823
ROP3 Code 118609
ROP25 Code 308887
ROP25 Name Yadava
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
693,000
Chhattisgarh
30,000
Madhya Pradesh
15,000
Uttarakhand
5,800
Delhi
100
Haryana
100
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 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Uttar Pradesh 693,000
  Chhattisgarh 30,000
  Madhya Pradesh 15,000
  Uttarakhand 5,800
  Delhi 100
  Haryana 100
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Hindi (477,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Awadhi
78,000
Bhojpuri
33,000
Chhattisgarhi
17,000
Kanauji
16,000
Bundeli
2,800
Braj Bhasha
2,100
Garhwali
1,200
Malvi
300
Primary Language Hindi (477,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Awadhi 78,000
  Bhojpuri 33,000
  Chhattisgarhi 17,000
  Kanauji 16,000
  Bundeli 2,800
  Braj Bhasha 2,100
  Garhwali 1,200
  Malvi 300
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  (1818-2022)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) 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 Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
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
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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