Toba-Maskoy in Paraguay

Joshua Project has identified the Toba-Maskoy only in Paraguay





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Most Toba-Maskoy are poor and work on farms or for tips from tourists, some take jobs in a nearby Mennonite town. Their poverty causes some to rely on traditional, shaman-centered religious beliefs.

They have long inhabited the semi-desert land in the Central Chaco of Paraguay. The people are generally poor. They sometimes perform traditional dances and rituals in front of foreigners for tips. The only nearby town is the Mennonite colony of Loma Plata, which has helped the Toba economy greatly. The Toba people will often travel to this Mennonite town in search of work. There, men will tend farms, and women clean homes to earn extra income. More than 100 years ago, Anglicans and Mennonites in the area introduced Christianity to the Toba people. Today, half the population profess to be Catholic, while the other half claim to be evangelicals, yet very few have knowledge of the Bible. The Christian faith has not been a vital influence because the people lack heart language Scripture. Toba speakers are in desperate need of God's Word and local teachers who are willing to teach them.

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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-19
People Name General Toba-Maskoy
People Name in Country Toba-Maskoy
Population in Paraguay 2,000
World Population 2,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Paraguayan Toba
Country Paraguay
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East Chaco, reserve of 30,000 hectares near Puerto Victoria and Puerto Guaran√≠.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Toba-Maskoy (2,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Toba-Maskoy 2,000
For Primary Language: Toba-Maskoy

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 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
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 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.0 %
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