Amahuaca, Ipitineri in Peru





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Amahuaca are a tribe who live in the southeast Amazon mostly in Peru while some live in Brazil. They have several names and one of them is Ipitineri.

In the 1700's missionaries were met with resistance by the Amahuaca. By tradition the Amahuaca lived in the Urubamba Valley in Peru. When rubber tappers raided them in the past, this caused them to move to other regions.

Today the existence of the Amahuaca is threatened by disease and illegal logging. Most of them live in Puerto Varadera on the border of Peru and Brazil. They speak Panoan and their language has been written in Latin. They have parts of the Bible available in their language. The Amahuaca hunt, fish and work in industry. They produce Brazil nuts.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Amahuaca get the whole Bible in their language and that it leads them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Amahuaca do not go out of existence.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Amahuaca
People Name in Country Amahuaca, Ipitineri
Population in Peru 400
World Population 600
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ipitineri, Sayacu
Country Peru
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southeast Amazon Basin, Ucayali and Madre de Dios states scattered on the following rivers: Sepahua, Curiuja, Curanja, Upper Ucayali, Inuya, Mapuya, Purus, Aguaytía, Yuruá, Las Piedras.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
For Primary Language: Amahuaca

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1963-1997)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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