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Tamang in Nepal

Tamang

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,489,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 5.00 % Unknown   

Tamang in Nepal

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Summary
The name Tamang means "horse trader." They are generally very poor people. The majority of Tamang follow Tibetan Buddhism, but mix this heavily with animism and to a lesser extent, with Hinduism. Their priests, or lamas, have a dominant role in the community and perform ceremonies for funerals, etc. Perhaps the most powerful person in society, however, is the shaman, who exorcises demons and interacts with the spirit world. Most of the Tamang live in Nepal.

Ministry Obstacles
The area is more open to outsiders than it has been in previous times, but there is still some difficulty in entering.

Outreach Ideas
The smaller Tamang group in India has a signicant number of Christian believers. Perhaps these followers of Christ will see the need to carry the Gospel to the remainder of their own people in Nepal. Please pray to this end.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are some followers of Jesus today among the Tamang of Nepal. Pray for these, and for those others the Lord will soon bring to himself. Pray they will seek each other out in order to fellowship together. Pray they will be zealous to know Christ, and follow his ways.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the entire Tamang community to be able to care well for their families, to find ways to generate income and meet basic needs. Pray they will make schooling a priority for their children.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2012-07-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-08-16
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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,489,000
Largest Provinces:
Bagmati (709,000)Narayani (289,000)
Janakpur (203,000)Kosi (90,000)
Sagarmatha (62,000)Mechi (61,000)
Gandaki (43,000)Karnali (13,000)
Lumbini (8,500)Seti (3,300)
Total Provinces on file:14
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tamang
People Name General: Tamang
Alternate People Names:
Eastern TamangIshang
LamaMurmi
NishangNishung
Tamanglamaतमंग
ROP3 Code: 102861
Joshua Project People ID: 18212
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,489,000
Population all Countries: 1,730,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: South Himalaya
People Name General: Tamang
Ethnic Code: MSY50z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamang, Eastern (884,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): taj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Tamang, Western (345,000)Nepali (165,000)
Tamang, Eastern Gorkha (121,000)Sherpa (3,300)
Bantawa (3,200)Lepcha (1,900)
Bhojpuri (1,900)Maithili (1,500)
Chamling (1,300)Wambule (900)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 30
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism85.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism10.00 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2005
New Testament:
2011Audio
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tamang, Eastern
Text / Printed MatterBible: परमेश्वरला ...
 
 
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Tamang in Nepal

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