Teli, Hindu in Bangladesh

Population

144,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

"A community which derives its name from the Sanskrit word talika or taila, used for the oil extracted from sesame and mustard, thus alluding to their traditional occupation... Mythological origin of the Teli is traced to Lord Shiva who created them to destroy five demons. However, their legend also says that the first Teli was created by Shiva to rub him with oil." (Singh, K. S., India's Communities, p. 3462)


Ministry Obstacles

The Teli may have little concept of a loving creator God who has made provision for the forgiveness of sin and for an abundant life.


Outreach Ideas

Several teams of workers will be needed for this large community that speaks many languages. Pray for workers.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few followers of Christ among the Teli community, pray they will hunger to learn of Christ, and follow him wholeheartedly.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Teli community will be able to properly provide for their families, and will have good schools available for their children. Pray for their material well-being as well as for their spiritual needs.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Teli, Hindu
People Name in Country Teli, Hindu
Population in Bangladesh 144,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Badbaik, Balu, Devi-Telikula, Gachhi, Gandla, Ganiga, Ganigaru, Ganita, Goundla, Gunigan, Gunija, Hansari, Harsolia, Kalu, Kanala, Malik, Modh Ganchi, Murmi, Rathor, Sahu, Sahu Samaj, Somakshatriya, Taili, Tailik, Telikula, Telipal, Telwain, Tilwan, Vaniyan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Teli, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25r
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali (110,000) Sylheti (20,000) Chittagonian (1,400) Bishnupriya (800)
Assamese (300) Kok Borok (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 110,000 Sylheti 20,000
Chittagonian 1,400 Bishnupriya 800
Assamese 300 Kok Borok 100
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Bengali Language Film
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
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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