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Teli Sribastab in India

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296,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Teli Sribastab in India

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Introduction / History
A people group in India often considered lower middle class in a caste based society. It's an occupational caste, considered to be in the business of oil-pressing and in the manufacture and trade of oil and similar oil based products. They consider their origin, historically and mythologically from an Indian god or deity named Shiva.

Where are they located?
They are basically from Hindi speaking North Indian Geographical belt of India, across 15 states. Due to inter-state immigration in India and rapid urbanization, they have now spread all across India.

What are their lives like?
Traditionally their job is intensively laboring in pressing and extraction of oils from nuts for cooking purposes. Also, due to urbanization, many shift to business and governmental administrative vocations. In villages, they are also in farming and agriculture and in animal husbandry.

What are their beliefs?
Cultural beliefs vary from religion to religion. Teli Sribastab are either Hindus, worshipping many gods and goddesses, primarily worshipping the god named Vishnu, in the form of an incarnation called Satyanarayan, or they are Sunni Muslims.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Gospel might penetrate among them thus breaking age old bondages and superstitions that they hold on to.
* Pray for their social upliftment in the society among various other high class Hindus.
* Pray for increased occupational opportunities.

the author's personal experience in Kolkata

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:296,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (214,000)Chhattisgarh (30,000)
Bihar (23,000)Jharkhand (20,000)
Madhya Pradesh (5,300)Rajasthan (300)
Delhi (90)
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People Name in Country: Teli Sribastab
People Name General: Teli Sribastab
Alternate People Names:
टेली सृिबस्तब
ROP3 Code: 118085
Joshua Project People ID: 21262
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 296,000
Population all Countries: 296,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Teli
People Name General: Teli Sribastab
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (211,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (27,000)Chhattisgarhi (19,000)
Bundeli (9,300)Kanauji (6,600)
Magahi (6,000)Bagheli (5,200)
Awadhi (4,200)Maithili (3,700)
Bengali (1,800)Angika (400)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 14
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1835-2012
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 RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Hindi)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Teli Sribastab in India

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