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Tangbe in Nepal


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
700 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Tangbe in Nepal

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Introduction / History
They were traditionally salt traders. The ruins of an ancient fortress overlooking their village is witness to the time when Tangbe was on a major salt trade route between Tibet and India.

What are their lives like?
Only 32 households exist in the Tangbe village which is part of a 12-village group. They are mostly farmers today. In addition to their primary language, Tangbe, they also speak their own unique language "Serke", meaning the golden language. They enjoy their own unique dress and ornaments, and their traditional cultural songs and dances during their festivals.

What are their beliefs?
Tangbe people practice 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 their own cultural beliefs and superstitions based on fear and domination from the spirit world. These evil spirits must be appeased through prayers, sacrifices and rituals.

What are their needs?
Written, audio, and visual Bible resources exist in the Nepali language which they speak, however Tangbe people have not yet been influenced by them. Who will take these resources to them? These are remote people with practical needs. Life can be difficult in Nepal's mountains, and these people have adapted well; however, there is much opportunity to help them improve their lives, especially spiritually.

Prayer Points
Pray for disciples who are filled with the power and fruit of the Holy Spirit to go to Tangbe people in Nepal. Pray that the community council will be open to hearing about Christ and allowing their lives and communities to be transformed. Pray that there will be a community-wide movement to Lord Jesus as families embrace Jesus together.


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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:700
Largest Provinces:
Gandaki (400)Dhaulagiri (300)
Bagmati (70)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tangbe
People Name General: Tangbe
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 115557
Joshua Project People ID: 19329
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 700
Population all Countries: 700
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Tangbe
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nepali (300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): npi    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gurung (200)Seke (100)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism51.14 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism3.26 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small1.63 % 
Unknown43.97 % 
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: 1850-1961
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1914-2012
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoNew Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Nepali
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Nepali
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Tangbe in Nepal

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People Cluster
    South Asia Tribal - other     Asia, South    
      Tangbe Nepal    
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