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According to the Joshua Project, the Yadavs of India are the 5th largest unreached people group in the world; and out of the top 100 unreached people groups in the world, 47 of them can be found in the state of Bihar.

Yadavs are the third largest unreached people group in India.

The Country

Geographically, India is bordered on the west by Pakistan and the Indian Ocean; on the north with China, Nepal, and Bhutan; and on the east, Bangladesh and Burma. With over 1.2 billion precious souls, India is the second most populous country on earth. The state of Bihar, with an estimated population of 105 million people, is located in the north central part of the country. According to Operation World, Bihar is “a byword for deprivation and misery. It ranks highest on every index relative to corruption… The gripping poverty is exceeded only by the lack of development and progress.” It is in the state of Bihar that the Buddhist and Jain religions began, and Biharis were at the forefront of the modern struggle for India’s independence, achieved in 1947 from the British.

The People Group

Yadavs, traditionally associated with dairy farming and cow herding, are the third largest unreached people group in India. There are about 58 million Yadavs across India, and over 60 million on the subcontinent. The Yadav people make up almost 1% of all humanity! According to the Joshua Project, the Yadavs of India are the 5th largest unreached people group in the world. The state of Bihar is home to a multiplicity of other unreached groups as well. According to Joshua Project research, out of the top 100 unreached people groups in the world, 47 of them can be found in the state of Bihar.

The Need

Two families who will think and act boldly to share the good news among a huge population of people with varying backgrounds. You will be reaching Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Muslims, and other groups in the area. The project plan will be structured based on the gifts and talents of the individuals that God is calling.*