Trumai in Brazil

Joshua Project has identified the Trumai only in Brazil

Population

200

Christian

5%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The Trumai have settled on the upper Xingu River, moving there in the 19th century as a result of attacks from another people group. They live in four villages in Xingu National Park: Terra Preta, Boa Esperanca, Steinen and Terra Nova. They are farmers, growing primarily manioc, peppers, and beans. The Trumai language is not closely related to other languages, and is severely endangered as children are becoming native speakers of Aweti, Suya, or Portuguese.

Ministry Obstacles

The Trumai are a tiny tribe, and may be very insular. Christian resources are unavailable in their mother tongue.


Outreach Ideas

Christians need to find ways to befriend the Trumai people, showing true concern for their material and physical needs.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few followers of Christ among the Trumai tribe. Pray they will hate that which is evil and cling to what is good, being joyful in hope.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Trumai tribe will be able to flourish in rapidly changing times, and that good schools will be available to the children.

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Country Brazil
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Mato Grosso, Xingú Park, source of Xingú River, villages along banks
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People Name General Trumai
People Name in Country Trumai
ROP3 Code 110202
Joshua Project People ID 15584
Indigenous Yes
Population in Brazil 200
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Portuguese Trumai
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Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster South American Indigenous
People Name General Trumai
Ethnic Code MIR39#
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
5%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
95.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
100.00%
Photo Source: Karuwaya Trumai Waura
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission
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