Guaja in Brazil

Joshua Project has identified the Guaja only in Brazil





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People Name General Guaja
People Name in Country Guaja
Population in Brazil 400
World Population 400
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Avá, Awá, Ayaya, Guaxare, Wazaizara
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Guarani
People Name General Guaja
Ethnic Code MIR39e
People ID 11950
Country Brazil
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Maranhão, babassu palm area near Gurupi and Upper Pindaré rivers; Serra Canastra, Tocantins, and Guamá Post in Pará. At least 6 isolated groups.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Guaja (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Guaja 400
For Primary Language: Guaja

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
40.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
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 %
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
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