Tamboli (Muslim traditions) in Nepal


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Tamboli or Tambuli (also Barai) derive their name from the Sanskrit term for 'betel leaves' (tambula). Tambul or betel leaf packing has commonly been the primary source of income for thousands of Tamboli as they bundle and sell the betelnut and betel 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 betel 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 betel 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 Nepal.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-09-22
People Name General Tamboli (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Tamboli (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation TAHM-boh-lee
Population this Country 900
Population all Countries 308,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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 Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Narayani
300
Janakpur
300
Bheri
200
Sagarmatha
90
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Narayani 300
  Janakpur 300
  Bheri 200
  Sagarmatha 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (400 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Maithili
200
Bhojpuri
200
Primary Language Urdu (400 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Maithili 200
  Bhojpuri 200
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible General / Other
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer Create International
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 Nepal 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  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more