Tamboli, Muslim in Nepal

Population

590

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Tamboli or Tambuli (also Barai) derive their name from the Sanskrit term for 'betal leaves' (tambula). Tambul or betal leaf packing has commonly been the primary source of income for thousands of Tamboli as they bundle and sell the betalnut and betal leaf product. The Tamboli live in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.


What are Their Lives Like?

Today the Tamboli can still be found in India in the tradition business of cultivating the piper betal plant or the areca nut or packaging the leaves in 200 leaf packs for sale and distribution, though not all remain in this profession. Scores of Tamboli , because of a higher or 'clean' caste status, can be found in small business trading and as hardware shop owners. About 90% of Tamboli are Hindus but the other 10% are Muslims and trace this heritage back to conversion from Hinduism. It is believed that about a quarter of the Tamboli in Nepal are Muslims and they primarily speak the Maithili language.


What are Their Needs?

Little to no ministry work has ever been done among the Tamboli and despite this large population there are no known Christians among them. Pray that the betal leaf and areca nut industry could be penetrated with the Gospel so that many Tamboli whether Muslims or Hindus could know the God who created them.




Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Tamboli, Muslim
People Name in Country Tamboli, Muslim
Population in Nepal 590
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Barae, Barai, Baraj, Bari, Barui, Baseeth, Chaurasia, Gurav, Purbia, Tambakugar, Tambli, Tambuli, Tamkhera, Tamoli, Tamuli, Taoli, Twasha Kasar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Urdu Muslim
People Name General Tamboli, Muslim
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu (300) Maithili (300) Bhojpuri (100) Nepali (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 300 Maithili 300
Bhojpuri 100 Nepali 20
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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