Teli (Hindu traditions) in Nepal


Population
356,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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 356,000
World Population 19,566,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
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
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file: 14
Largest States
Janakpur (103,000) Narayani (90,000) Sagarmatha (76,000)
Lumbini (33,000) Kosi (32,000) Bagmati (8,700)
Mechi (5,800) Bheri (4,300) Gandaki (1,000)
Seti (800) Rapti (300) Mahakali (200)
Karnali (200) Dhaulagiri (200)
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file: 14
Janakpur (103,000) Narayani (90,000)
Sagarmatha (76,000) Lumbini (33,000)
Kosi (32,000) Bagmati (8,700)
Mechi (5,800) Bheri (4,300)
Gandaki (1,000) Seti (800)
Rapti (300) Mahakali (200)
Karnali (200) Dhaulagiri (200)
Primary Language: Maithili (262,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mai   Ethnologue Listing
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)
Primary Language: Maithili (262,000 speakers)   People group listing
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)
Primary Language: Maithili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible 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 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
0.17 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.72 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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