Trumai in Brazil

Joshua Project has identified the Trumai only in Brazil






Largest Religion

Main Language



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.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-05-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-26
People Name General Trumai
People Name in Country Trumai
Population in Brazil 200
World Population 200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Country Brazil
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Mato Grosso, Xingú Park, source of Xingú River, villages along banks.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Portuguese Trumai
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Portuguese Trumai
For Primary Language: Trumai

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 %
Photo Source: Karuwaya Trumai Waura  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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