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Teli (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Teli (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
359,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.14 % Unknown   

Teli (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Summary
"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) Much of this oil-pressing caste has developed into small village grocers and merchants, demonstrating upward socio-economic mobility.

Ministry Obstacles
The perception of Christiandom as an invading influence that breaks up families and promotes many social problems is a serious obstacle to Teli families and communities humbly accepting God's blessing for families through Jesus.

Outreach Ideas
Pray for discovery Bible studies to spread rapidly in blessing whole Teli families and communities.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few followers of Christ among the Teli. Pray that these will be fruitful and effective in sharing God's Word and blessing to strengthen their own families and spread God's blessing to other Teli households.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that a strong movement to Jesus will bring whole Teli families and communities into a rich experience of God's blessing.

Scripture Focus
"The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory." Isaiah 66:18

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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:359,000
Largest Provinces:
Janakpur (104,000)Narayani (91,000)
Sagarmatha (76,000)Lumbini (33,000)
Kosi (33,000)Bagmati (8,800)
Mechi (5,800)Bheri (4,400)
Gandaki (1,000)Seti (800)
Total Provinces on file:14
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Teli (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Teli (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BadbaikBalu
Devi-TelikulaGachhi
GandlaGaniga
GanigaruGanita
GoundlaGunigan
GunijaHansari
HarsoliaKalu
KanalaMalik
ROP3 Code: 113757
Joshua Project People ID: 18229
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 359,000
Population all Countries: 19,029,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Teli (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (262,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (77,000)Awadhi (16,000)
Nepali (5,000)Magahi (2,900)
Hindi (2,400)Angika (2,100)
Rangpuri (600)Kumaoni (100)
Bengali (100)Dotyali (40)
Total Languages: 11
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.02 % 
Christianity0.14 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.83 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.01 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
2010Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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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