Gyalsumdo in Nepal

Joshua Project has identified the Gyalsumdo only in Nepal
Population
400
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Tamang language group has the highest number of speakers (1,400,000) of Nepal's Tibeto-Burman languages. There is little evidence that speakers of Western Tamang refer to themselves as anything other than the generic "Tamang." Ethnically, there is little difference between Eastern and Western Tamang. People on both sides of the Trisuli River call themselves Tamang, even though they recognize differences between the language varieties they speak.

Tamang people generally claim to be Buddhist but also celebrate Hindu festivals such as Dasahin and perform shamanistic activities. There are also known Christian churches in some of the Tamang communities. Some areas are almost exclusively Christian. The Tamangs have been one of the largest groups in Nepal to respond to the Gospel. Most Tamang people live in the middle hills of Nepal and are subsistence farmers, growing rice, corn, lentils, wheat and millet. A high percentage of young men and women have left their home villages to find work abroad.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gyalsumdo
People Name in Country Gyalsumdo
Population in Nepal 400
World Population 400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Lama, ग्यालसुम्दो
People ID 20462
ROP3 Code 116309
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Nepal
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Total States on file: 1
Gandaki (400)

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Primary Language: Tamang, Western (200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tdg   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Nepali (200) Sherpa (20)
Primary Language: Tamang, Western (200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tdg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 3
Secondary Languages:
Nepali (200) Sherpa (20)
Primary Language: Tamang, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1977-1986)
New Testament Yes   (1990)
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamang, Western
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
90.98 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
4.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
5.01 %
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
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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