Tili, Hindu in India



Population

991,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


I Am Guilty

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Introduction

The Tili derive their name from the Sanskrit word talika, or taila, used for the oil extracted from sesame and mustard, thus referring to their traditional occupation. There are many subgroups, perhaps more than 100. Vermilion, bracelets, a finger-ring, ear-rings, and a nose-stud are the symbols of married women, but this varies by location. Marriage is solemnized according to Hindu Vedic rites at the bride's residence. They traditionally do not accept food from lower castes such as the Chamar, Sansi, Gadhilla, Dade, and Bangalee. They are Hindu and worship family, village and regional deities, such as Ganesh, Manasa, Kali, Thakurani, and Gamota. They have sacred specialists from their own and other communities who perform rites connected with life-cycle rituals and who treat diseases.


Ministry Obstacles

Most Hindu Tili live in West Bengal. There are believers in this state, but many are nominal believers. There are relatively few thriving, Biblically-based churches.


Outreach Ideas

Most Hindu Tili speak the Bengali language, and there is a wealth of resources available in that language. Please pray for widespread scripture availability, as well as other resources such as Gospel recordings and the Jesus film.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Once the Tili people begin to come to Christ in saving faith they will need disciplers, mature Christians who can help them grow properly in the faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray this caste group will be given an interest in Jesus, and that they will be accurately taught who he is and what he has done on their behalf. Pray for the light of the Gospel to penetrate the spiritual darkness.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tili, Hindu
People Name in Country Tili, Hindu
Population in India 991,000
World Population 1,076,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Tili, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25b
People ID 18254
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  27  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (732,000) Bihar (124,000) Assam (70,000) Jharkhand (24,000)
Tripura (17,000) Odisha (6,500) Andaman and Nicobar (3,600) Delhi (2,100)
Chhattisgarh (2,100) Meghalaya (1,900) Uttar Pradesh (1,500) Maharashtra (1,300)
Arunachal Pradesh (1,100) Madhya Pradesh (900) Nagaland (900) Uttarakhand (500)
Manipur (400) Mizoram (400) Rajasthan (200) Telangana (200)
Total States on file:  27  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (732,000) Bihar (124,000)
Assam (70,000) Jharkhand (24,000)
Tripura (17,000) Odisha (6,500)
Andaman and Nicobar (3,600) Delhi (2,100)
Chhattisgarh (2,100) Meghalaya (1,900)
Uttar Pradesh (1,500) Maharashtra (1,300)
Arunachal Pradesh (1,100) Madhya Pradesh (900)
Nagaland (900) Uttarakhand (500)
Manipur (400) Mizoram (400)
Rajasthan (200) Telangana (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  8  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (771,000) Hindi (124,000) Assamese (48,000) Maithili (10,000)
Angika (9,600) Oriya (2,500) Andaman Creole Hindi (400) Bhojpuri (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 771,000 Hindi 124,000
Assamese 48,000 Maithili 10,000
Angika 9,600 Oriya 2,500
Andaman Creole Hindi 400 Bhojpuri 50
For Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bengali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Bengali Language Film Film / Video
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkados Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Standard Bangla Common Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: কিতাবুল মোকাদ্দস Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Bengali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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