Tamboli (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
1,941,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Tamboli can go by the names Tambuli, Tamli and Tamuli. Their name comes from the word "tambool" which means "big leaf" in Sanskrit. They sell betel leaves and this is what their name derives from. They are said to have Brahmin influences. Many of the Tamboli call themselves Suryavanshi to do with the sun god Surya.


Where Are they Located?

The Tamboli Hindu live in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. They also live in Rajasthan where they are called Chaurasia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Tamboli mix with castes above them, but not with lower castes. Castes above them will accept food and water from the Tamboli.

Traditionally they grow and sell betel, but some work in government or private sector jobs. Some work as farm laborers. Not many can read or write. Education is less for girls than for boys.

Most Tamboli are non-vegetarian but still refrain from eating beef and pork.

Tamboli marriages have to be at community level. Monogamy is the most common way in marriage. There are few divorces. Tamboli women, though considered lower than men, have a say in families and some work as teachers among other things.

Family property is given to the sons and not the daughters. There must be no interaction between father-in-laws and daughter-in-laws nor with the brother of the husband and the wife of the younger brother. The Tamboli caste council in the villages judges on things like divorce, adultery and stealing. Fines are often given.

The Tamboli usually speak the language of their region.


References

http://www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/tamboli/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamboli


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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-29
People Name General Tamboli (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Tamboli (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 1,941,000
World Population 2,253,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Badi, Barae, Barai, Baran, Bari, Barui, Buro, Chourasia, Gurav, Gurov, Gurrat, Jamboli, Kumawat, Pandaram, Panwari, Phulari, Shiva Brahman, Tambala, Tambat, Tambiran, Tambli, Tamboli, Tambuli, Tamdi, Tamil Jain, Tamkhera, Tamli, Tamliwandlu, Tammali, Tamoli, Tamuli, Taoli, Twasha Kambli, Twasha Kasar, तंबोली (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18210
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 26
Largest States
(only 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (435,000) West Bengal (414,000) Bihar (297,000)
Uttar Pradesh (286,000) Madhya Pradesh (216,000) Karnataka (89,000)
Odisha (59,000) Telangana (34,000) Chhattisgarh (31,000)
Jharkhand (20,000) Goa (19,000) Tamil Nadu (14,000)
Haryana (5,200) Rajasthan (5,100) Delhi (3,900)
Punjab (3,800) Gujarat (3,500) Uttarakhand (2,000)
Andhra Pradesh (1,600) Andaman and Nicobar (1,000)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 26  (only 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (435,000) West Bengal (414,000)
Bihar (297,000) Uttar Pradesh (286,000)
Madhya Pradesh (216,000) Karnataka (89,000)
Odisha (59,000) Telangana (34,000)
Chhattisgarh (31,000) Jharkhand (20,000)
Goa (19,000) Tamil Nadu (14,000)
Haryana (5,200) Rajasthan (5,100)
Delhi (3,900) Punjab (3,800)
Gujarat (3,500) Uttarakhand (2,000)
Andhra Pradesh (1,600) Andaman and Nicobar (1,000)
Primary Language: Hindi (657,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 37
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Bengali (353,000) Marathi (307,000) Kannada (102,000)
Bhojpuri (84,000) Awadhi (60,000) Oriya (56,000)
Konkani, Goan (40,000) Telugu (36,000) Maithili (35,000)
Chhattisgarhi (23,000) Kanauji (16,000) Tamil (10,000)
Bundeli (9,300) Konkani (9,200) Khandesi (6,700)
Magahi (6,600) Malvi (4,600) Gujarati (3,800)
Ahirani (3,700) Punjabi, Eastern (3,200)
Primary Language: Hindi (657,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 37
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Bengali (353,000) Marathi (307,000)
Kannada (102,000) Bhojpuri (84,000)
Awadhi (60,000) Oriya (56,000)
Konkani, Goan (40,000) Telugu (36,000)
Maithili (35,000) Chhattisgarhi (23,000)
Kanauji (16,000) Tamil (10,000)
Bundeli (9,300) Konkani (9,200)
Khandesi (6,700) Magahi (6,600)
Malvi (4,600) Gujarati (3,800)
Ahirani (3,700) Punjabi, Eastern (3,200)
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.81 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.19 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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