Teli, Hindu in Nepal

Population

323,000

Christian

0.04%

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 Nepal 323,000
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 Nepal
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili (164,000) Bhojpuri (87,000) Nepali (80,000) Magar, Eastern (12,000)
Hindi (5,200) Awadhi (4,800) Rajbanshi (2,200) Bantawa (2,100)
Bengali (1,700) Angika (800) Musasa (400) Chamling (400)
Kayort (300) Newar (80) Magar, Western (Unknown) Dolpo (Unknown)
Tibetan, Central (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Maithili 164,000 Bhojpuri 87,000
Nepali 80,000 Magar, Eastern 12,000
Hindi 5,200 Awadhi 4,800
Rajbanshi 2,200 Bantawa 2,100
Bengali 1,700 Angika 800
Musasa 400 Chamling 400
Kayort 300 Newar 80
Magar, Western 0 Dolpo 0
Tibetan, Central 0
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%
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