Sakiriabar in Brazil

Joshua Project has identified the Sakiriabar only in Brazil






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Sakiriabar are a tribe in Brazil who live in the Rio Guapore and Mequens regions. They are also called Sakurabiat which means groups of monkey's nails. They speak Sakirabia and some of them speak Portuguese.

The Portuguese discovered the Sakiriabar in the seventeenth century. They contracted diseases when rubber searchers came last century.

The Sakiriabar have homes for large families with two rooms and their own gardens. They eat corn, cassava and peanuts. Men work in the gardens. Women and children collect fruits. The Sakiriabar make necklaces and bracelets.

The Sakriabar marry those who are not Indians because of their small numbers. Their ethnic religions are no longer performed. Maybe there is a religious void now and an opportunity for the gospel to be given.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Brazilian Christians will give the Sakriabar the gospel message leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that their social and economic needs will be met.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-01
People Name General Sakiriabar
People Name in Country Sakiriabar
Population in Brazil 100
World Population 100
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Sakirabiá, Sakirabiak, Sakurabiat
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Amazon
People Name General Sakiriabar
Ethnic Code MIR39#
People ID 19323
Country Brazil
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Rondônia, Cerejeira and Colorado do Oeste muicipalities, Mequens River.   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)
Sakirabia (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sakirabia 100
For Primary Language: Sakirabia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
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
0.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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