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Gyalsumdo in Nepal

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
500 Tamang, Western Buddhism 4.01 % Unknown No   

Gyalsumdo in Nepal

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Introduction / History
The Tamang language group has the highest number of speakers of Nepal's Tibeto-Burman languages. There is little evidence that speakers of Western Tamang refer to themselves as anything other than the generic "Tamang." Ethnically, there is little difference between Eastern and Western Tamang. People on both sides of the Trisuli River call themselves Tamang, even though they recognize differences between the language varieties they speak.

Tamang people generally claim to be Buddhist but also celebrate Hindu festivals such as Dasahin and perform shamanistic activities. There are also known Christian churches in some of the Tamang communities. Some areas are almost exclusively Christian. The Tamangs have been one of the largest groups in Nepal to respond to the Gospel. Most Tamang people live in the middle hills of Nepal and are subsistence farmers, growing rice, corn, lentils, wheat and millet. A high percentage of young men and women have left their home villages to find work abroad.

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:500
Largest Provinces:
Gandaki (400)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gyalsumdo
People Name General: Gyalsumdo
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 116309
Joshua Project People ID: 20462
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 500
Population all Countries: 500
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
People Name General: Gyalsumdo
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tamang, Western (200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tdg    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Nepali (200)Sherpa (20)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism90.98 % 
Christianity4.01 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism5.01 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1977-1986
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tamang, Western
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterBible: Tamang, Western
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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Gyalsumdo in Nepal

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People Cluster
    South Asia Buddhist     Asia, South    
      Gyalsumdo Nepal    
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            Gyalsumdo in Nepal          
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      Buddhism     Tamang, Western  
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