Teli (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
19,006,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

"A community which derives its name from the Sanskrit word talika or taila, used for the oil extracted from sesame and mustard, thus alluding to their traditional occupation... Mythological origin of the Teli is traced to Lord Shiva who created them to destroy five demons. However, their legend also says that the first Teli was created by Shiva to rub him with oil." (Singh, K. S., India's Communities, p. 3462)


Ministry Obstacles

The Teli may have little concept of a loving creator God who has made provision for the forgiveness of sin and for an abundant life.


Outreach Ideas

Several teams of workers will be needed for this large community that speaks many languages. Pray for workers.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few followers of Christ among the Teli community, pray they will hunger to learn of Christ, and follow him wholeheartedly.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Teli community will be able to properly provide for their families, and will have good schools available for their children. Pray for their material well-being as well as for their spiritual needs.


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Prayer / Resource Links:
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People Name General Teli (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Teli (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 19,006,000
World Population 19,509,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 381 to 389
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Badbaik, Balu, Devi-Telikula, Gachhi, Gandla, Ganiga, Ganigaru, Ganita, Goundla, Gunigan, Gunija, Hansari, Harsolia, Kalu, Kanala, Malik, Maliks, Modh Ganchi, Murmi, Rathor, Sahu, Sahu Samaj, Somakshatriya, Taili, Tailik, Teli Telukula, Telikula, Telipal, Telwain, Tili, Tilwan, Vaniyan, टेली (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18229
ROP3 Code 113757
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 32
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
(3,238,000)
Bihar
(3,002,000)
Chhattisgarh
(2,452,000)
West Bengal
(1,581,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(1,512,000)
Maharashtra
(1,510,000)
Odisha
(1,314,000)
Jharkhand
(1,227,000)
Haryana
(724,000)
Rajasthan
(566,000)
Karnataka
(413,000)
Andhra Pradesh
(394,000)
Tamil Nadu
(260,000)
Gujarat
(237,000)
Assam
(202,000)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 32  (only 20 largest shown)
  Uttar Pradesh (3,238,000)
  Bihar (3,002,000)
  Chhattisgarh (2,452,000)
  West Bengal (1,581,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (1,512,000)
  Maharashtra (1,510,000)
  Odisha (1,314,000)
  Jharkhand (1,227,000)
  Haryana (724,000)
  Rajasthan (566,000)
  Karnataka (413,000)
  Andhra Pradesh (394,000)
  Tamil Nadu (260,000)
  Gujarat (237,000)
  Assam (202,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (7,742,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 67
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Chhattisgarhi
(1,690,000)
Bengali
(1,648,000)
Bhojpuri
(1,333,000)
Marathi
(1,138,000)
Odia
(1,082,000)
Telugu
(596,000)
Kannada
(366,000)
Magahi
(310,000)
Maithili
(298,000)
Awadhi
(282,000)
Tamil
(216,000)
Gujarati
(209,000)
Kanauji
(192,000)
Assamese
(154,000)
Haryanvi
(135,000)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (7,742,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 67
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Chhattisgarhi (1,690,000)
  Bengali (1,648,000)
  Bhojpuri (1,333,000)
  Marathi (1,138,000)
  Odia (1,082,000)
  Telugu (596,000)
  Kannada (366,000)
  Magahi (310,000)
  Maithili (298,000)
  Awadhi (282,000)
  Tamil (216,000)
  Gujarati (209,000)
  Kanauji (192,000)
  Assamese (154,000)
  Haryanvi (135,000)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.93 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.06 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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