Gyalsumdo in Nepal

Joshua Project has identified the Gyalsumdo only in Nepal






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Tamang language group has the highest number of speakers (1,400,000) of Nepal's Tibeto-Burman languages. There is little evidence that speakers of Western Tamang refer to themselves as anything other than the generic "Tamang." Ethnically, there is little difference between Eastern and Western Tamang. People on both sides of the Trisuli River call themselves Tamang, even though they recognize differences between the language varieties they speak.

Tamang people generally claim to be Buddhist but also celebrate Hindu festivals such as Dasahin and perform shamanistic activities. There are also known Christian churches in some of the Tamang communities. Some areas are almost exclusively Christian. The Tamangs have been one of the largest groups in Nepal to respond to the Gospel. Most Tamang people live in the middle hills of Nepal and are subsistence farmers, growing rice, corn, lentils, wheat and millet. A high percentage of young men and women have left their home villages to find work abroad.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gyalsumdo
People Name in Country Gyalsumdo
Population in Nepal 400
World Population 400
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Lama
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Nepali-Pahari
People Name General Gyalsumdo
Ethnic Code CNN25
People ID 20462
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gandaki (400)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gandaki (400)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamang, Western (200) Nepali (200) Helambu Sherpa (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamang, Western 200 Nepali 200
Helambu Sherpa 20
For Primary Language: Tamang, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1977-1986)
New Testament Yes   (1990)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Tamang, Western Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
90.98 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
4.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
5.01 %
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 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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