Tamboli, Hindu in India



Population

1,875,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


A Pilgrimage

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Introduction / History

The Tamboli can go by the names Tambuli, Tamli and Tamuli. Their name comes from the word "tambool" which means "big leaf" in Sanskrit. They sell betel leaves and this is what their name derives from. They are said to have Brahmin influences. Many of the Tamboli call themselves Suryavanshi to do with the sun god Surya.


Where Are they Located?

The Tamboli Hindu live in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. They also live in Rajasthan where they are called Chaurasia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Tamboli mix with castes above them, but not with lower castes. Castes above them will accept food and water from the Tamboli.

Traditionally they grow and sell betel, but some work in government or private sector jobs. Some work as farm laborers. Not many can read or write. Education is less for girls than for boys.

Most Tamboli are non-vegetarian but still refrain from eating beef and pork.

Tamboli marriages have to be at community level. Monogamy is the most common way in marriage. There are few divorces. Tamboli women, though considered lower than men, have a say in families and some work as teachers among other things.

Family property is given to the sons and not the daughters. There must be no interaction between father-in-laws and daughter-in-laws nor with the brother of the husband and the wife of the younger brother. The Tamboli caste council in the villages judges on things like divorce, adultery and stealing. Fines are often given.

The Tamboli usually speak the language of their region.


References

http://www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/tamboli/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamboli


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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-29
People Name General Tamboli, Hindu
People Name in Country Tamboli, Hindu
Population in India 1,875,000
World Population 2,193,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Badi, Barae, Barai, Baran, Bari, Barui, Buro, Chourasia, Gurav, Gurov, Gurrat, Jamboli, Kumawat, Pandaram, Panwari, Phulari, Shiva Brahman, Tambala, Tambat, Tambiran, Tambli, Tamboli, Tambuli, Tamdi, Tamil Jain, Tamkhera, Tamli, Tamliwandlu, Tammali, Tamoli, Tamuli, Taoli, Twasha Kambli, Twasha Kasar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Tamboli, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25b
People ID 18210
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  26  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (405,000) Maharashtra (404,000) Bihar (292,000) Uttar Pradesh (279,000)
Madhya Pradesh (211,000) Karnataka (84,000) Odisha (57,000) Telangana (33,000)
Chhattisgarh (32,000) Jharkhand (20,000) Goa (19,000) Tamil Nadu (14,000)
Haryana (4,900) Rajasthan (4,900) Delhi (3,800) Gujarat (3,400)
Punjab (2,600) Uttarakhand (1,900) Andhra Pradesh (1,600) Andaman and Nicobar (1,000)
Total States on file:  26  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (405,000) Maharashtra (404,000)
Bihar (292,000) Uttar Pradesh (279,000)
Madhya Pradesh (211,000) Karnataka (84,000)
Odisha (57,000) Telangana (33,000)
Chhattisgarh (32,000) Jharkhand (20,000)
Goa (19,000) Tamil Nadu (14,000)
Haryana (4,900) Rajasthan (4,900)
Delhi (3,800) Gujarat (3,400)
Punjab (2,600) Uttarakhand (1,900)
Andhra Pradesh (1,600) Andaman and Nicobar (1,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  38  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (656,000) Bengali (353,000) Marathi (289,000) Kannada (98,000)
Bhojpuri (84,000) Awadhi (60,000) Oriya (56,000) Konkani, Goan (42,000)
Telugu (36,000) Maithili (36,000) Chhattisgarhi (24,000) Kanauji (16,000)
Tamil (10,000) Konkani (9,200) Bundeli (9,200) Khandesi (6,600)
Magahi (6,600) Malvi (4,600) Gujarati (3,800) Ahirani (3,700)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 656,000 Bengali 353,000
Marathi 289,000 Kannada 98,000
Bhojpuri 84,000 Awadhi 60,000
Oriya 56,000 Konkani, Goan 42,000
Telugu 36,000 Maithili 36,000
Chhattisgarhi 24,000 Kanauji 16,000
Tamil 10,000 Konkani 9,200
Bundeli 9,200 Khandesi 6,600
Magahi 6,600 Malvi 4,600
Gujarati 3,800 Ahirani 3,700
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.81 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.19 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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