Teli, Hindu in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language



"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 Nepal 365,000
World Population 17,872,000
Countries 3
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, Maliks, Modh Ganchi, Murmi, Rathor, Sahu, Sahu Samaj, Somakshatriya, Taili, Tailik, Teli Telukula, Telikula, Telipal, Telwain, Tili, Tilwan, Vaniyan
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Teli, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 18229
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)
Janakpur (107,000) Narayani (94,000) Sagarmatha (79,000) Lumbini (45,000)
Kosi (34,000) Mechi (6,000) Bagmati (5,900) Bheri (4,800)
Gandaki (3,100) Rapti (2,300) Dhawalagiri (1,200) Seti (800)
Mahakali (500) Karnali (300)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Janakpur (107,000) Narayani (94,000)
Sagarmatha (79,000) Lumbini (45,000)
Kosi (34,000) Mechi (6,000)
Bagmati (5,900) Bheri (4,800)
Gandaki (3,100) Rapti (2,300)
Dhawalagiri (1,200) Seti (800)
Mahakali (500) Karnali (300)
Languages & Dialects on file:  13  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maithili (257,000) Bhojpuri (92,000) Nepali (22,000) Awadhi (4,700)
Magahi (2,900) Angika (2,100) Hindi (1,100) Rajbanshi (600)
Kumaoni (100) Bengali (100) Dotyali Magar, Western
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 257,000 Bhojpuri 92,000
Nepali 22,000 Awadhi 4,700
Magahi 2,900 Angika 2,100
Hindi 1,100 Rajbanshi 600
Kumaoni 100 Bengali 100
Dotyali 10 Magar, Western 0
Dolpo 0

For Main Lanugage: Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.17 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.72 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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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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