Tin Gaule Thakali in Nepal

The Thakali Tin Gaule have only been reported in Nepal
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Tin Gaule are one of the Thakali peoples in Nepal. Traditionally they controlled the salt trade which made them one of the wealthier communities.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Tin Gaule Thakali people have their own traditional village assembly, elected headmen, village workers, mediators, and village law. They are divided into four clans, or lineages. All family heads gather once every third year at the main meeting of the village assembly and establish ground rules for the village. They work in agriculture and commerce.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Tin Gaule Thakali people in Nepal people Buddhism, a religion that teaches that they must follow many rules and laws to achieve nirvana or a state of freedom and salvation. They also practice Hinduism, an ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is diverse. At the popular level Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.


What Are Their Needs?

Although audio Bible resources exist in Thakali, the primary language of this people group, they also speak Nepali which has a full range of resources. Someone is needed to take these important resources to Tin Gaule Thakali people.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Thakali Tin Gaule in Nepal.

The body of Christ is growing in Nepal. Pray that Nepali believers will be made aware of the Tin Gaule Thakali tribe and will take steps to carry the good news of Jesus to them. Pray this Buddhist/Hindu group will be set free to find life abundantly in Christ. Pray that Tin Gaule Thakali people will understand the good news of the gospel, families will be transformed, and churches planted among them. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Tin Gaule Thakali people of Nepal.


References

http://www.himalayanmart.com/Tin_Gaule_Thakali.php https://www.researchgate.net/publication/271788038_The_Thakali_of_Nepal_Historical_Continuity_and_Socio-Cultural_Change http://ecs.com.np/food/a-typical-thakali-meal


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Thakali Tin Gaule
People Name in Country Thakali Tin Gaule
Natural Name Tin Gaule Thakali
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Yhulkosompamhi; तकली तीन गौले
People ID 19331
ROP3 Code 115559
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Gandaki
200
Dhaulagiri
200
Bagmati
50
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Gandaki 200
  Dhaulagiri 200
  Bagmati 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Thakali (200 speakers)
Language Code ths   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Nepali
200
Primary Language Thakali (200 speakers)
Language Code ths   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Nepali 200
People Groups Speaking Thakali

Primary Language:  Thakali

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
86.26 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.06 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
12.68 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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


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