Thakali Marphali in Nepal


Joshua Project has identified the Thakali Marphali only in Nepal

Population

1,990

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

The Marphali Thakalis have their own traditional village assembly, elected headmen, village workers, mediators, and village law. They work in agriculture, commerce, and horticulture. They are divided into four clans, or lineages. All family heads gather once every third year at the main meeting of the village assembly and establish ground rules for the village. Although slightly influenced by the Bon religion, Marphali Thakalis are basically followers of Buddhism. Like other Thakalis they believe in local gods, goddesses and spirits like Chan Lu, Ganyo Chacha, Alu Paldong, Syopta, etc.


Ministry Obstacles

The Thakali tribes have a long history of commitment to Buddhism, with Hindu influence, as well. The worldview of Buddhism is quite different than that of Christianity.


Outreach Ideas

The body of Christ is growing in Nepal. Please pray that Nepali Christians will be made aware of the Marphali Thakali tribe and will take steps to carry the good news of Jesus to them.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is unlikely there are any followers of Jesus today within this tribe. Pray those who someday will come to Christ will be able to fully make the needed shift in their thinking as to the nature of God, the creator God.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray this Buddhist group will be set free from devotion to gods which bring death, not life, and will be given faith to believe in the One who does bring life, and life abundantly.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Thakali Marphali
People Name in Country Thakali Marphali
Population in Nepal 2,000
World Population 2,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Marphali Thakali, Mawatan Thakali
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Thakali Marphali
Ethnic Code CNN25k
People ID 19330
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhawalagiri (1,300) Gandaki (700) Bagmati (300)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhawalagiri (1,300) Gandaki (700)
Bagmati (300)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Thakali (1,700) Nepali (400) Seke (50)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Thakali 1,700 Nepali 400
Seke 50
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
93.86 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.45 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
5.69 %
Photo Source: Indra Jworchan  
Map Source: University of Texas Map Collection  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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