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Tili in India

Tili

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
987,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % Unknown   

Tili in India

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Summary
The Tili derive their name from the Sanskrit word talika, or taila, used for the oil extracted from sesame and mustard, thus referring to their traditional occupation. There are many subgroups, perhaps more than 100. Vermilion, bracelets, a finger-ring, ear-rings, and a nose-stud are the symbols of married women, but this varies by location. Marriage is solemnized according to Hindu Vedic rites at the bride's residence. They traditionally do not accept food from lower castes such as the Chamar, Sansi, Gadhilla, Dade, and Bangalee. They are Hindu and worship family, village and regional deities, such as Ganesh, Manasa, Kali, Thakurani, and Gamota. They have sacred specialists from their own and other communities who perform rites connected with life-cycle rituals and who treat diseases.

Ministry Obstacles
Most Hindu Tili live in West Bengal. There are believers in this state, but many are nominal believers. There are relatively few thriving, Biblically-based churches.

Outreach Ideas
Most Hindu Tili speak the Bengali language, and there is a wealth of resources available in that language. Please pray for widespread scripture availability, as well as other resources such as Gospel recordings and the Jesus film.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Once the Tili people begin to come to Christ in saving faith they will need disciplers, mature Christians who can help them grow properly in the faith.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray this caste group will be given an interest in Jesus, and that they will be accurately taught who he is and what he has done on their behalf. Pray for the light of the Gospel to penetrate the spiritual darkness.

Scripture Focus
"I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations ... Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth." Psalm 57:9-11

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:987,000
Largest States:
West Bengal (721,000)Bihar (122,000)
Assam (80,000)Jharkhand (23,000)
Tripura (16,000)Odisha (6,400)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (3,500)Delhi (2,100)
Chhattisgarh (1,900)Meghalaya (1,800)
Total States on file:28
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tili
People Name General: Tili
Alternate People Names:
तीली (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113787
Joshua Project People ID: 18254
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 987,000
Population all Countries: 1,071,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Tili
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (776,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (124,000)Assamese (55,000)
Maithili (10,000)Angika (9,900)
Odia (2,500)Andaman Creole Hindi (400)
Bhojpuri (50)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsBengali Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoI Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Tili in India

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