Kaxixo in Brazil

Joshua Project has identified the Kaxixo only in Brazil

Population

320

Christian

5.0%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

It’s the government against "the invisible people." The Kaxixo are indeed a small group of people, less than 1,000, located in the heart of the Amazon River Basin. The Brazilian government claims that they do not exist, but clearly they do. The Kaxixo are a tribe located mainly in Martinho Campos as well as in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. They mostly work as field hands and servants for landholders.

The Kaxixo people have been seeking recognition of their rights as an indigenous group over the past decades. Local landholders have opposed them because it would give this tribe more leverage with the local farm owners for whom they work. It is the old political story. Often indigenous people get caught in the struggle for power and control of valuable natural resources.

The Kaxixos feel isolated and invisible, but thousands of years ago, God spoke through the prophet Hosea to the children of Israel who felt lost and "invisible." "I will say to those who are not my people, you are my people!" (Hosea 2:23). In the rest of the verse, the people responded, "You are my God.""


Prayer Points

Pray that evangelists will have the opportunity to share with the Kaxixo people that God loves them and sees them in their plight. Pray for their hearts to be ready to accept Him and say, "You are my God."



People Name General Kaxixo
People Name in Country Kaxixo
Population in Brazil 320
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster South American Indigenous
People Name General Kaxixo
Ethnic Code MIR39#
Country Brazil
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Widespread

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Portuguese 300
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Portuguese 300
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%
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