Teli, Hindu in India

Population

17,363,000

Christian

0.01%

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 India 17,363,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached 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 India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 7,681,000 Bengali 1,645,000 Chhattisgarhi 1,510,000 Bhojpuri 1,319,000
Oriya 1,080,000 Marathi 1,001,000 Telugu 583,000 Kannada 340,000
Magahi 307,000 Maithili 302,000 Awadhi 288,000 Tamil 208,000
Kanauji 192,000 Gujarati 182,000 Haryanvi 135,000 Assamese 129,000
Dhundari 72,000 Mewari 69,000 Marwari 65,000 Sadri 58,000
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 7,681,000 Bengali 1,645,000
Chhattisgarhi 1,510,000 Bhojpuri 1,319,000
Oriya 1,080,000 Marathi 1,001,000
Telugu 583,000 Kannada 340,000
Magahi 307,000 Maithili 302,000
Awadhi 288,000 Tamil 208,000
Kanauji 192,000 Gujarati 182,000
Haryanvi 135,000 Assamese 129,000
Dhundari 72,000 Mewari 69,000
Marwari 65,000 Sadri 58,000
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.01%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.93%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.06%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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