Teli, Hindu in Nepal

Population

348,000

Christian

0.04%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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"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.

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Country Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Teli, Hindu
People Name in Country Teli, Hindu
ROP3 Code 113757
Joshua Project People ID 18229
Indigenous Yes
Population in Nepal 348,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group 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,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 164,407 Bhojpuri 87,363 Nepali 79,994 Magar, Eastern 11,830
Hindi 5,200 Awadhi 4,832 Rajbanshi 2,205 Bantawa 2,088
Bengali 1,700 Angika 820 Musasa 400 Chamling 390
Kayort 250 Newar 80 Magar, Western 3 Dolpo 2
Tibetan, Central 1
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Teli, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25r
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
1.24%
Christianity
0.04%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
98.64%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.02%
Unknown
0.07%
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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