Amawaka in Brazil


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Introduction / History

The Amawaka are a tribe who live in the southeast Amazon mostly in Peru while some live in Brazil. They have several names and one of them is Ipitineri.
In the 1700s missionaries were met with resistance by the Amawaka. By tradition the Amawaka lived in the Urubamba Valley in Peru. When rubber tappers raided them in the past, this caused them to move to other regions.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the existence of the Amawaka is threatened by disease and illegal logging. Most of them live in Puerto Varadera on the border of Peru and Brazil. They speak Panoan and their language is written in the Latin script. They have parts of the Bible available in their language. The Amawaka hunt, fish and work in industry. They harvest Brazil nuts.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Amawaka are Christian, but they need discipleship.


What Are Their Needs?

They need help in adjusting to the modern world. As it stands, they are in danger of dying out as a people.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Amawaka get the whole Bible in their language and that they read it and obey God’s teachings.
Pray for the Lord to bless Amawaka families as they trust and obey the Lord.
Pray for Amawaka discipes who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Amawaka in Brazil.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Amawaka
People Name in Country Amawaka
Alternate Names Amawaca; Amawáka; Amenguaca; Ipitineri; Sayacu; Yora
Population this Country 200
Population all Countries 700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10262
ROP3 Code 100245
ROP25 Code 300235
ROP25 Name Amahuaca (Amawaka)
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Acre state: Peru border area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Acre state: Peru border area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 35.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Amahuaca (200 speakers)
Language Code amc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Amahuaca (200 speakers)
Language Code amc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Amahuaca

Primary Language:  Amahuaca

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1963-1997)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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