Shanenawa in Brazil

Joshua Project has identified the Shanenawa only in Brazil






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Shanenawa are a tribe who live in Acre in Brazil in Feijo. They speak Portuguese but the older people and the children tend to speak in their own language Shanenawa. Shane means bird and Nawa means foreign people.

The Shanenawa migrated after problems with the rubber boom earlier last century. They are animist by religion but there are Shanenawa Christians due to missionaries coming to them. They are farmers and shepherds. Some of them are fishermen. They marry within their own group and are monogamous.

Some of the Shanenawa are involved in politics. Along with other tribes they have joined together in an organization to preserve their way of life.

The Shanenawa eat fish, sweet manioc and banana porridge. Many have their houses built on stilts.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Shanenawa Christians will lead the others among them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the government of Brazil will allow missionaries who are Christians to evangelize the Amazonian tribes.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-25
People Name General Shanenawa
People Name in Country Shanenawa
Population in Brazil 400
World Population 400
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Katukina Shanenawa
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 (400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Portuguese 400
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 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
99.00 %
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 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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