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Thakali Tin Gaule in Nepal

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Thakali Buddhism 1.06 % Unknown No No   

Thakali Tin Gaule in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Tin Gaule are one of the Thakali peoples in Nepal. Traditionally they controlled the salt trade which made them one of the wealthier communities.

What are their lives like?
Tin Gaule Thakali people have their own traditional village assembly, elected headmen, village workers, mediators, and village law. They are divided into four clans, or lineages. All family heads gather once every third year at the main meeting of the village assembly and establish ground rules for the village. They work in agriculture and commerce.

What are their beliefs?
Tin Gaule Thakali people in Nepal people 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 Hinduism, an ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is diverse. At the popular level Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.

What are their needs?
Although audio Bible resources exist in Thakali, the primary language of this people group, they also speak Nepali which has a full range of resources. Someone is needed to take these important resources to Tin Gaule Thakali people.

Prayer Points
The body of Christ is growing in Nepal. Pray that Nepali believers will be made aware of the Tin Gaule Thakali tribe and will take steps to carry the good news of Jesus to them. Pray this Buddhist/Hindu group will be set free to find life abundantly in Christ. Pray that Tin Gaule Thakali people will understand the good news of the gospel, families will be transformed, and churches planted among them. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Tin Gaule Thakali people of Nepal.


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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:600
Largest Provinces:
Gandaki (300)Dhaulagiri (200)
Bagmati (60)
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People Name in Country: Thakali Tin Gaule
People Name General: Thakali Tin Gaule
Alternate People Names:
Yhulkosompamhiतकली तीन गौले
ROP3 Code: 115559
Joshua Project People ID: 19331
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 600
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
People Name General: Thakali Tin Gaule
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Thakali (200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ths    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Nepali (200)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism86.26 % 
Christianity1.06 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism12.68 % 
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
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Thakali Tin Gaule in Nepal

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