Metyktire in Brazil

Joshua Project has identified the Metyktire only in Brazil






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Metyktire are an indigenous people living in Brazil in the Menkregnoti reservation of the Amazon. First contact was made with them when two of their tribesmen came to a Kayapo village earlier this century.

The Metyktire are thought to be formerly a part of the Kayapo tribe and that they moved deeper into the jungle. They speak a Kayapo language. They are difficult to find as there is much jungle where they are and have few rivers close by. This is an obstacle to the gospel. They wear no clothes and the women shave their heads.

The government of Brazil does not allow contact with them except with doctors to prevent the spread of diseases among them.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Brazilian government will allow them to be evangelized and that they will be protected from diseases.
* Pray that they will find Jesus Christ and come to him.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-17
People Name General Metyktire
People Name in Country Metyktire
Population in Brazil 90
World Population 90
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Country Brazil
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Mato Grosso, Xingú Park, south Pará, both sides of the Xingú River, west up to the Iriri and tributaries, and west bank to the Fresco and Zinho rivers. 14 villages.   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)
Kayapo (90)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kayapo 90
For Primary Language: Kayapo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1975-1978)
New Testament Yes   (1996)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Metĩndjwỳnh Kute Memã Kabẽn Ny Jarẽnh Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Kayapo Film / Video
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
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 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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