Arawete in Brazil

The Arawete have only been reported in Brazil
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Arawete people have been on the run throughout their history. They ran from Catholic missionaries during colonial times, and later from the Kayapó-Xikrin tribe. They had their first contact with white people in the 1960s when poachers were hunting big cats on their land. They were able to get metal tools from these outsiders, so at that time things were fine. The 1970s were more problematic. The Trans-Amazonian Highway was being constructed, and it cut through the Arawete homeland. They began to get diseases from contact with outsiders. They were attacked by another tribe. In a vain attempt to protect them, FUNAI had them move out of the area through the thick jungle resulting in 30 deaths. In 1978 they established a new home, but it was invaded by gold miners and loggers. ). Though they were nearly extinct in the 1980s, their population is now growing.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They now live in one village where they grow maize (corn).


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though most are officially Christian, the Arawete revere their ancestors alongside Christian practices.


What Are Their Needs?

The Arawete need protection from outsiders. This tribe is highly vulnerable.


Prayer Points

Pray for a Christ-centered theology among the Arawete people.
Pray for Arawete disciples to make more disciples.
Pray for the Lord to reveal himself to their elders through dreams and visions.


Scripture Prayers for the Arawete in Brazil.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arawet%C3%A9
https://pib.socioambiental.org/en/Povo:Arawet%C3%A9
https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/arawete


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arawete
People Name in Country Arawete
Alternate Names Araueté; Bide
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10411
ROP3 Code 100474
ROP25 Code 300473
ROP25 Name Arawete
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Pará state: near Altamira; near Xingu river.   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 Pará state: near Altamira; near Xingu river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arawete (500 speakers)
Language Code awt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arawete (500 speakers)
Language Code awt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arawete

Primary Language:  Arawete

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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