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.
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.
Most of the Amawaka are Christian, but they need discipleship.
They need help in adjusting to the modern world. As it stands, they are in danger of dying out as a people.
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||600|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||6 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|ROP25 Name||Amahuaca (Amawaka)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Acre state: Peru border area. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Amahuaca
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|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|