Nahukwa in Brazil

Joshua Project has identified the Nahukwa only in Brazil






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Nahukwa of Brazil are a small tribe in the Upper Xingu. Mention is made of them in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Nahukwa have mixed marriages and speak a Karib language. They make necklaces of snail shells which are well liked in the region and which they use for trade with other tribes for pots. They keep salt stocks.

The Nahukwa fish and also hunt birds and monkeys. They eat eggs and cassava bread. They go out of the village and get the eggs and give them to the others.

The Nahukwa have few numbers due to diseases from those not of the tribe and also from local battles. Though they have doctors, they use shamans. Their religion is an ethnic one.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Brazilian Christians will lead the Nahukwa to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that they will be disease free and not go extinct.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-05-15
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-19
People Name General Nahukwa
People Name in Country Nahukwa
Population in Brazil 200
World Population 200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Nafukwá, Nafuquá, Nahkwá, Nahuká, Nahukuá
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Amazon
People Name General Nahukwa
Ethnic Code MIR39c
People ID 19137

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Portuguese (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Portuguese 100
For Primary Language: Portuguese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1505-2004)
New Testament Yes   (1681-2004)
Complete Bible Yes   (1751-1995)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Gateway Scripture Text / Printed Matter
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: A Brazilian Translation Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Almeida Revista e Corrigida Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Nova Tradução na Linguagem de Hoje Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Nova Versão Internacional (Brazilian Portuguese NVI) Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Portuguese Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
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 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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