Tamang in Nepal



Population

1,423,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

The name Tamang means "horse trader." They are generally very poor people. The majority of Tamang follow Tibetan Buddhism, but mix this heavily with animism and to a lesser extent, with Hinduism. Their priests, or lamas, have a dominant role in the community and perform ceremonies for funerals, etc. Perhaps the most powerful person in society, however, is the shaman, who exorcises demons and interacts with the spirit world. Most of the Tamang live in Nepal.


Ministry Obstacles

The area is more open to outsiders than it has been in previous times, but there is still some difficulty in entering.


Outreach Ideas

The smaller Tamang group in India has a signicant number of Christian believers. Perhaps these followers of Christ will see the need to carry the Gospel to the remainder of their own people in Nepal. Please pray to this end.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are some followers of Jesus today among the Tamang of Nepal. Pray for these, and for those others the Lord will soon bring to himself. Pray they will seek each other out in order to fellowship together. Pray they will be zealous to know Christ, and follow his ways.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the entire Tamang community to be able to care well for their families, to find ways to generate income and meet basic needs. Pray they will make schooling a priority for their children.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-07-19
People Name General Tamang
People Name in Country Tamang
Population in Nepal 1,423,000
World Population 1,726,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Eastern Tamang, Ishang, Lama, Murmi, Nishang, Nishung, Tamanglama
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster South Himalaya
People Name General Tamang
Ethnic Code MSY50z
People ID 18212
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bagmati (735,000) Narayani (303,000) Janakpur (242,000) Kosi (115,000)
Sagarmatha (72,000) Mechi (56,000) Gandaki (35,000) Lumbini (11,000)
Mahakali (9,700) Bheri (3,000) Karnali (2,000) Seti (1,900)
Rapti (1,600) Dhawalagiri (1,400)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bagmati (735,000) Narayani (303,000)
Janakpur (242,000) Kosi (115,000)
Sagarmatha (72,000) Mechi (56,000)
Gandaki (35,000) Lumbini (11,000)
Mahakali (9,700) Bheri (3,000)
Karnali (2,000) Seti (1,900)
Rapti (1,600) Dhawalagiri (1,400)
Languages & Dialects on file:  40  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamang, Eastern (607,000) Nepali (519,000) Tamang, Western (169,000) Tamang, Southwestern (109,000)
Tamang, Northwestern (67,000) Bhojpuri (47,000) Newar: Newari (26,000) Bantawa (18,000)
Maithili (11,000) Hindi (3,900) Kyerung (3,500) Rajbanshi (2,100)
Bahing (1,800) Chamling (1,600) Thulung (900) Kulung (800)
Musasa (700) Lohorung (600) Tibetan, Central (500) Khaling (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamang, Eastern 607,000 Nepali 519,000
Tamang, Western 169,000 Tamang, Southwestern 109,000
Tamang, Northwestern 67,000 Bhojpuri 47,000
Newar: Newari 26,000 Bantawa 18,000
Maithili 11,000 Hindi 3,900
Kyerung 3,500 Rajbanshi 2,100
Bahing 1,800 Chamling 1,600
Thulung 900 Kulung 800
Musasa 700 Lohorung 600
Tibetan, Central 500 Khaling 400
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2005)
New Testament Yes   (2011)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamang, Eastern
Text / Printed Matter Bible: परमेश्वरला बचन छार कबुल

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
87.95 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
3.09 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
8.77 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.09 %
Unknown
0.11 %
Photo Source: Philippe Tarbouriech   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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