Nandbans Yadav in India

The Nandbans Yadav have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Nandbans Yadav peoples are a subgroup of the larger Yadav peoples. Most Nandbans live in central India. The Yadav peoples hold a place of honor, since traditionally they deal with cattle and dairy products. The cow is a sacred animal in Hinduism. There have been times in their long history that Yadav peoples have held power and wealth.

Today the Nandbans are classified as "other backward castes" or OBCs in some 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 status means that Nandbans get government jobs and special university admissions.

The primary language of the Nandbans is Hindi. They also speak the local languages where they live. Many resources are available in Hindi including a complete Bible, the JESUS Film and radio programs. There few if any believers among the Nandbans of India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some Nandban Yadav still practice their traditional occupation of taking care of cattle. Some Nandbans work in agriculture. Others Nandbans have earned college educations and work in education, administration, law, politics, science and medicine. The Nandbans are often a dominant people in the areas of India where they reside.

Most Nandbans consider themselves devout Hindus. Do not eat or sell beef. Many Nandbans are vegetarians who eat wheat, lentils and rice their staple foods.

The Nandbans are endogamous, which means they prefer to have marriage take place within their community. They have birth and marriage rituals officiated by Brahmin priests. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property. The oldest son takes charge of the home and family. It is the sons’ responsibility to take care of elderly relatives. Most Nandbans encourage their children to obtain college educations. Some rural Nandban young people are moving to Indian cities in search of a better life.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Nandban 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, the Nandbans need the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer. Jesus alone can forgive their sins and grant them eternal life.


Prayer Points

Ask God to raise up Nandbans who are desirous to know the truth about Jesus Christ and act upon it.

Ask God to send loving, committed workers to disciple the Nandbans.

Ask the Holy Spirit to lead Nandbans to read the Hindi Bible and to listen to Hindi radio programs.

Pray that the Lord raises up a growing Nandban church planting movement.


Scripture Prayers for the Yadav Nandbans 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 Nandbans
People Name in Country Yadav Nandbans
Natural Name Nandbans Yadav
Population this Country 567,000
Population all Countries 567,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
Alternate Names Nadavansi Gawli
People ID 21826
ROP3 Code 118612
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 6
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
522,000
Chhattisgarh
26,000
Madhya Pradesh
12,000
Maharashtra
1,400
Haryana
100
Delhi
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Uttar Pradesh 522,000
  Chhattisgarh 26,000
  Madhya Pradesh 12,000
  Maharashtra 1,400
  Haryana 100
  Delhi 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (381,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Kanauji
30,000
Bhojpuri
26,000
Bundeli
15,000
Chhattisgarhi
15,000
Awadhi
7,100
Braj Bhasha
2,300
Marathi
1,200
Malvi
300
Primary Language Hindi (381,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Kanauji 30,000
  Bhojpuri 26,000
  Bundeli 15,000
  Chhattisgarhi 15,000
  Awadhi 7,100
  Braj Bhasha 2,300
  Marathi 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  (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.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more