Naua in Brazil

Joshua Project has identified the Naua only in Brazil

Population

440

Christian

1.0%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest


Introduction / History

After 100 years they have emerged from the jungle! These are the 250 Naua people who emerged from the remote Brazilian rainforest-a third of them under the age of 10. This tribe was long thought to be extinct, although at one time they were the most numerous people of the Amazon Basin.

That, however, was before the Portuguese colonizers. With these colonizers came forced labor, war and disease. This soon caused the Indian population to plummet, eventually leading to a retreat into the jungle. A member of the National Indian Foundation (NIF) commented, "These are authentic Naua and should have their rights and land restored." Instead, their land has been designated as a national park. As indigenous people, the Naua say they should not have to give up their land as it has always been their home.


Prayer Points

Now, having emerged into a new world of technology, pray that the Lord will send the Nauas spiritual help through the JESUS Film, gospel radio, and other resources. Pray for adults as well as children to receive basic reading skills. Pray that the Word of God will be translated and available to them in their own language, bringing many to Christ. Pray that the Lord will direct them into constructive work and a prosperous future.

References

See also:
http://archives.cnn.com/2000/WORLD/americas/08/17/lost.people.brazil.reut/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/885341.stm
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/lost-tribe-emerges-from-rainforest-after-100-years-711273.html



Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest

People Name General Naua
People Name in Country Naua
Population in Brazil 440
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Náua, Nawa, Xocó
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster South American Indigenous
People Name General Naua
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 (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Portuguese 400
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1505-2004)
New Testament Yes   (1681-2004)
Complete Bible Yes   (1751-1995)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Atualizada (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Corrigida (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Todays New Language (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Traditional Interconfession
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Portuguese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible Gateway Scripture
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture EasyBibles
Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
1.0%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
99.00%
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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