Thakali Tin Gaule in Nepal

Thakali Tin Gaule
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Thakali Tin Gaule
Country: Nepal
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 500
World Population: 500
Primary Language: Thakali
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 1.06 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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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