Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa in Paraguay

Joshua Project has identified the Pai Tavytera only in Paraguay





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Pai Tavytera are part of the Guarani linguistic family that used to be the dominant tribal group in much of Paraguay and neighboring countries. Due to the Spainards treatment of the Guarani tribe the tribe split up into a number of tribes similar in culture and language.

They live on government designated reservations and survive by growing gardens, working on neighboring ranches and do some hunting and gathering.

Where Are they Located?

The Pai Tavytera are located in Paraguay on the eastern side near the border of Brazil. The Kaiwa, or Kaiowa or Caiwa live on the Brazil side of the border.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Animists, in other words there are many spirits, the sun, animals, etc that control every aspect of life and must be manipulated through prayers and ceremonies.

What Are Their Needs?

There are a number of solid believers both on the Paraguay and Brazil side. The need is to see these believers equipped to reach there own people in a culturally relevant way.

Prayer Points

* For communication of the truth in the heart language of the people.
* Growth of the local churches.
* Equipping of the believers to reach their own people.

Profile Source:   Wayne Goddard  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-18
People Name General Pai Tavytera
People Name in Country Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa
Population in Paraguay 8,500
World Population 8,500
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Caiwa, Kaiwa, Pan
Country Paraguay
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East, Colonia Juan Carlos.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Pai Tavytera (8,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Pai Tavytera 8,500
For Primary Language: Pai Tavytera

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
20.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Photo Source: Wayne Goddard  
Profile Source: Wayne Goddard  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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