Kuruaya in Brazil

Joshua Project has identified the Kuruaya only in Brazil






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

There are writings about the Kuruaya of Brazil in the seventeenth century. They have had problems with raiders in the past and they were almost extinct in the 1960's.

The Kuruaya live in Altamira and some live in a village called Cashew. Agriculture is a main work with them. They cultivate fruit trees such as mangos and banana. They also plant cocoa and beans and use herbs such as ginger. They hunt deer and other animals and fish too.

Marriage for the Kuruaya is usually among cousins or with those who are not Indians. Power is with the leaders and chiefs with the chiefs having the final say if it is needed. They speak Portuguese and Kuruaya and practice an ethnic religion.

These days the Kuruaya live in the village and the city looking to have the needs of their people met.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Brazilian government will allow the evangelization of the small tribes.
* Pray that the chiefs and leaders among the Kuruaya will come to Jesus Christ and lead the others to salvation too.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-15
People Name General Kuruaya
People Name in Country Kuruaya
Population in Brazil 100
World Population 100
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Curuaia, Kuruaia, Xipaia, Xipáia-Kuruáia, Xipaia-Kuruaya
Country Brazil
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Pará, tributaries of the lower Xingú River.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kuruaya Portuguese
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kuruaya Portuguese
For Primary Language: Kuruaya

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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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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