Pitaguari in Brazil

Joshua Project has identified the Pitaguari only in Brazil





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Pitaguari or Pitaguary of Brazil have had connections with the outside world for about four hundred years when the Portuguese came to them. The Dutch then arrived later and the Pitaguari joined forces with them against the Portuguese. In the seventeenth century they were contacted by the Jesuits. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Pitaguari registered lands which were brought together and is now the Pitaguari Indigenous Land.

The name Pitaguari is related to high mountainous regions. Plants for medicines and several raw materials come from here. They live in Maracanau, Ceara and belong to the Tupi Guarani language peoples.

The finances of the Pitaguari come from the growing of crops such as corn and beans amongst other things like the breeding of certain animals. Some work as wage earners and their young people study. They also make hats and baskets.

Marriage with those who are not in their group does not happen very often. The Pitaguari are going to new places where they can plant crops. In June they have a big festival.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Brazilian government will ease their restrictions on evangelizing small people groups in their country.
* Pray that Brazilian Christians will give the Pitaguari the gospel message and lead them to Jesus Christ.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-28
People Name General Pitaguari
People Name in Country Pitaguari
Population in Brazil 4,000
World Population 4,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Pitaguary
Country Brazil
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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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 (4,100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Portuguese 4,100
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 0.50 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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