Tamboli (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Tamboli or Tambuli (also Barai) derive their name from the Sanskrit term for 'betal leaves' (tambula). Tambul or betal leaf packing has commonly been the primary source of income for thousands of Tamboli as they bundle and sell the betalnut and betal leaf product. The Tamboli live in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Tamboli can still be found in India in the tradition business of cultivating the piper betal plant or the areca nut or packaging the leaves in 200 leaf packs for sale and distribution, though not all remain in this profession. Scores of Tamboli, because of a higher or 'clean' caste status, can be found in small business trading and as hardware shop owners. About 90% of Tamboli are Hindus but the other 10% are Muslims and trace this heritage back to conversion from Hinduism. It is believed that about a quarter of the Tamboli in Nepal are Muslims and they primarily speak the Maithili language.


What Are Their Needs?

Little to no ministry work has ever been done among the Tamboli and despite this large population there are no known Christians among them. Pray that the betal leaf and areca nut industry could be penetrated with the Gospel so that many Tamboli whether Muslims or Hindus could know the God who created them.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Tamboli (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tamboli (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Tamboli (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation TAHM-boh-lee
Population this Country 128,000
Population all Countries 304,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Barae; Barai; Baraj; Bari; Barui; Baseeth; Chaurasia; Gurav; Purbia; Tambakugar; Tambli; Tambuli; Tamkhera; Tamoli; Tamuli; Taoli; Twasha Kasar; तंबोली (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17688
ROP3 Code 113133
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Barisal
91,000
Dhaka
14,000
Rajshahi
8,100
Chittagong
5,500
Rangpur
4,900
Sylhet
2,400
Khulna
2,300
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Barisal 91,000
  Dhaka 14,000
  Rajshahi 8,100
  Chittagong 5,500
  Rangpur 4,900
  Sylhet 2,400
  Khulna 2,300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (128,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
2,100
Chittagonian
1,500
Primary Language Bengali (128,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 2,100
  Chittagonian 1,500
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
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Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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