Tangbe in Nepal

The Tangbe have only been reported in Nepal
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

They were traditionally salt traders. The ruins of an ancient fortress overlooking their village is witness to the time when Tangbe was on a major salt trade route between Tibet and India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Only 32 households exist in the Tangbe village which is part of a 12-village group. They are mostly farmers today. In addition to their primary language, Tangbe, they also speak their own unique language "Serke", meaning the golden language. They enjoy their own unique dress and ornaments, and their traditional cultural songs and dances during their festivals.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Tangbe people practice 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 their own cultural beliefs and superstitions based on fear and domination from the spirit world. These evil spirits must be appeased through prayers, sacrifices and rituals.


What Are Their Needs?

Written, audio, and visual Bible resources exist in the Nepali language which they speak, however Tangbe people have not yet been influenced by them. Who will take these resources to them? These are remote people with practical needs. Life can be difficult in Nepal’s mountains, and these people have adapted well; however, there is much opportunity to help them improve their lives, especially spiritually.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Tangbe in Nepal.

Pray for disciples who are filled with the power and fruit of the Holy Spirit to go to Tangbe people in Nepal. Pray that the community council will be open to hearing about Christ and allowing their lives and communities to be transformed. Pray that there will be a community-wide movement to Lord Jesus as families embrace Jesus together.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangbe


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tangbe
People Name in Country Tangbe
Population this Country 700
Population all Countries 700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Tangbedani; तंगबे
People ID 19329
ROP3 Code 115557
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Gandaki
400
Dhaulagiri
300
Bagmati
70
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Nepal
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Gandaki 400
  Dhaulagiri 300
  Bagmati 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Nepali (300 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Gurung
200
Seke
100
Primary Language Nepali (300 speakers)
Language Code npi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Gurung 200
  Seke 100
People Groups Speaking Nepali

Primary Language:  Nepali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1850-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1821-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1914-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nepali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video New Way (Naya Goreto)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nepali
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
51.14 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
3.26 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.63 %
Unknown
43.97 %
* From latest Nepal census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more