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Tamboli (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Tamboli (Hindu traditions)

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78,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.05 % Unknown   

Tamboli (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Tamboli are a people of India traditionally associated with the production and distribution of the betel leaf and areca nut. Millions of people of South Asia and the Pacific chew areca or betel nut as a mild stimulant as many Westerners drink coffee or tea. In fact, the name Tamboli comes from a Sanskrit word meaning "betel leaf." Most Tamboli speak Hindi and another regional language.

Where are they located?
The Hindu Tamboli live across central and northern India. Most Tamboli live in the Indian states of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

What are their lives like?
Entire Tamboli families work in the betel nut industry. Children often quit school at the age of nine or ten to help their family business. Women and girls frequently have only minimal level of education. The betel vine must have moist, fertilized soil or the plant will not flourish. Chewing betel leaves is a common practice in social occasions in South Asia.

Other Tamboli work as farm laborers, in government or commerce.

The Tamboli are usually monogamous, which means married to one person. They marry within their community. Only males can inherit property. A council of elder men rules and dispenses justice within a Tamboli village.

The Tamboli eat fish, chicken, mutton but refrain from beef and pork. Most of their diet consists of grains, vegetables and fruit.

What are their beliefs?
The Tamboli are Hindu. They worship gods and goddesses like Krishna, Shiva, Rama, Ganesh, Lakshmi and Hanuman. They observe the main Hindu holidays of Holi and Diwali. Some Tamboli cremate their dead while others bury the dead. They will probably seek the help of a shaman for their health problems before visiting a modern medical professional.

What are their needs?
Long term chewing of betel nut and leaf is destructive to one's health. The side effects of chronic chewing betel include cancers of the mouth and esophagus, kidney, liver and heart disease and psychiatric disorders. The Tamboli need other business opportunities that do not damage human health.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Indian Christians would reach out and befriend the Tamboli.
* Pray that God would lead Christians to help them in their business, health and educational needs.
* Pray the Tamboli would develop a hunger for the gospel and Word of God.
* Pray that the Lord would lead the Tamboli to obtain and read the Hindi Bibles that are currently available.

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:78,000
Largest Provinces:
Janakpur (28,000)Narayani (21,000)
Lumbini (13,000)Sagarmatha (12,000)
Kosi (1,900)Mechi (1,000)
Bagmati (700)Bheri (400)
Gandaki (100)Seti (90)
Total Provinces on file:11
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tamboli (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Tamboli (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BadiBarae
BaraiBaran
BariBarui
BuroChourasia
GuravGurov
GurratJamboli
KumawatPandaram
PanwariPhulari
ROP3 Code: 113730
Joshua Project People ID: 18210
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 78,000
Population all Countries: 2,132,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Tamboli (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
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Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (46,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (26,000)Awadhi (7,200)
Nepali (1,000)Magahi (200)
Angika (100)Rangpuri (50)
Hindi (10)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.07 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.88 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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: Yes
New Testament:
2010Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood News (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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