Tamang in Nepal


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

Subgroups: 18 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Lasa 1,600
Bal 300
Bomyan 300
Bopchan 300
Domjan 300
Dong 300
Grongder 300
Gyapole 300
Jhimpa 300
Lopchan 300

Introduction

The name Tamang means "horse trader." They are generally very poor people. The majority of Tamang follow Tibetan Buddhism, but mix this heavily with animism and to a lesser extent, with Hinduism. Their priests, or lamas, have a dominant role in the community and perform ceremonies for funerals, etc. Perhaps the most powerful person in society, however, is the shaman, who exorcises demons and interacts with the spirit world. Most of the Tamang live in Nepal.


Ministry Obstacles

The area is more open to outsiders than it has been in previous times, but there is still some difficulty in entering.


Outreach Ideas

The smaller Tamang group in India has a signicant number of Christian believers. Perhaps these followers of Christ will see the need to carry the Gospel to the remainder of their own people in Nepal. Please pray to this end.


Prayer Focus

There are some followers of Jesus today among the Tamang of Nepal. Pray for these, and for those others the Lord will soon bring to himself. Pray they will seek each other out in order to fellowship together. Pray they will be zealous to know Christ, and follow his ways. Pray for the entire Tamang community to be able to care well for their families, to find ways to generate income and meet basic needs. Pray they will make schooling a priority for their children.


Scripture Prayers for the Tamang in Nepal.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-07-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-08-16
People Name General Tamang
People Name in Country Tamang
Population this Country 1,740,000
Population all Countries 2,014,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Eastern Tamang; Ishang; Lama; Murmi; Nishang; Nishung; Tamanglama; तमंग
People ID 18212
ROP3 Code 102861
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Buddhist
People Group Tamang
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 18 (only 15 largest shown)
  Lasa 1,600
  Bal 300
  Bomyan 300
  Bopchan 300
  Domjan 300
  Dong 300
  Grongder 300
  Gyapole 300
  Jhimpa 300
  Lopchan 300
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 14
Largest States
Bagmati
829,000
Narayani
337,000
Janakpur
237,000
Kosi
105,000
Sagarmatha
73,000
Mechi
71,000
Gandaki
50,000
Karnali
15,000
Lumbini
9,900
Seti
3,900
Bheri
3,600
Mahakali
3,500
Dhaulagiri
1,900
Rapti
1,100
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 14
  Bagmati 829,000
  Narayani 337,000
  Janakpur 237,000
  Kosi 105,000
  Sagarmatha 73,000
  Mechi 71,000
  Gandaki 50,000
  Karnali 15,000
  Lumbini 9,900
  Seti 3,900
  Bheri 3,600
  Mahakali 3,500
  Dhaulagiri 1,900
  Rapti 1,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Tamang, Eastern (823,000 speakers)
Language Code taj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamang, Western
406,000
Nepali
165,000
Tamang, Eastern Gorkha
121,000
Sherpa
3,300
Bantawa
3,200
Lepcha
1,900
Bhojpuri
1,900
Maithili
1,500
Chamling
1,300
Wambule
900
Sampang
800
Musasa
700
Kham, Western Parbate
500
Dotyali
400
Humla
400
Primary Language Tamang, Eastern (823,000 speakers)
Language Code taj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 30
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Tamang, Western 406,000
  Nepali 165,000
  Tamang, Eastern Gorkha 121,000
  Sherpa 3,300
  Bantawa 3,200
  Lepcha 1,900
  Bhojpuri 1,900
  Maithili 1,500
  Chamling 1,300
  Wambule 900
  Sampang 800
  Musasa 700
  Kham, Western Parbate 500
  Dotyali 400
  Humla 400
People Groups Speaking Tamang, Eastern

Primary Language:  Tamang, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2005)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2011-2012)
Bible-Complete No
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamang, Eastern
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Tamang, Eastern
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter The Ancient Path
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
81.95 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
6.60 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
10.81 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.53 %
Unknown
0.11 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Ramesh Lalwani - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more