Carabayo, Macusa in Colombia

Joshua Project has identified the Carabayo only in Colombia






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Carabayo people live in the region of Rio Puré National Park which they share with two other tribes. It is located in the southeast of Colombia in the Colombian Amazon rainforest near Brazil. The Park is protected.

The Carabayo live in long houses. They are also called Aroje and speak the Carabayo language. Macusa is a term that is connected to local languages. Carabayo is a mocking name that was given to them.

Contact with those searching for rubber has caused violent confrontations in the past for the Carabayo and has caused them to go away from other local groups and be isolated. The Government recently has allowed them to be isolated and to keep their traditional lands also.

Prayer Points

* Pray that missionaries who are Christians will bring the Carabayo to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the troubles they have had will make them receptive to the gospel and lead them to salvation too.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Carabayo
People Name in Country Carabayo, Macusa
Population in Colombia 200
World Population 200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Guaviare Macusa, Macu, Macusa
Country Colombia
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Amazonas Department, halfway between San Bernardo and Pure rivers. At least 3 long houses.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Carabayo (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Carabayo 200
For Primary Language: Carabayo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
99.00 %
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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