Teli (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
359,000
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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Teli (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Teli (Hindu traditions)
Population in Nepal 359,000
World Population 20,104,600
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 8 to 10
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 Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Janakpur
(104,000)
Narayani
(91,000)
Sagarmatha
(76,000)
Lumbini
(33,000)
Kosi
(33,000)
Bagmati
(8,800)
Mechi
(5,800)
Bheri
(4,400)
Gandaki
(1,000)
Seti
(800)
Rapti
(300)
Mahakali
(200)
Karnali
(200)
Dhaulagiri
(200)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States 14
  Janakpur (104,000)
  Narayani (91,000)
  Sagarmatha (76,000)
  Lumbini (33,000)
  Kosi (33,000)
  Bagmati (8,800)
  Mechi (5,800)
  Bheri (4,400)
  Gandaki (1,000)
  Seti (800)
  Rapti (300)
  Mahakali (200)
  Karnali (200)
  Dhaulagiri (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Maithili (262,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
(77,000)
Awadhi
(16,000)
Nepali
(5,000)
Magahi
(2,900)
Hindi
(2,400)
Angika
(2,100)
Rajbanshi
(600)
Kumaoni
(100)
Bengali
(100)
Dotyali
(40)
People Groups Speaking Maithili
Primary Language Maithili (262,000 speakers)
Language Code mai   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri (77,000)
  Awadhi (16,000)
  Nepali (5,000)
  Magahi (2,900)
  Hindi (2,400)
  Angika (2,100)
  Rajbanshi (600)
  Kumaoni (100)
  Bengali (100)
  Dotyali (40)
People Groups Speaking Maithili

Primary Language:  Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes   (2010)
Bible-Complete No
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good News (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.14 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.83 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.01 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  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 Nepal census data.  Current values may differ.


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