Black Carib in Nicaragua


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Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Garífuna are a Nicaraguan people group with mixed African and Amerindian heritage. They are also located on the Atlantic coast of Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. Formerly called Black Caribs, this cultural group was exiled from British eastern Caribbean colonies during the eighteenth century. After siding with Spanish loyalists in Honduras’ 1830 war for independence, they migrated to Nicaragua, where most worked as seasonal loggers.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Integration to the larger culture differs based on each community’s location. Those who dwell in the Pearl Lagoon basin maintain traditional practices of hunting, fishing and agriculture. Overall, the Garífuna have been able to preserve their heritage. Punta is a widely recognized genre of Garífuna music and dance. Traditional foods are a combination of Central American and African dishes, such as machuca, dharasa, and cassava bread. Many Garífunas have migrated to the United States.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Catholicism is the majority religion among the Garífuna. However, African ancestral beliefs are central to traditional Garífuna heritage. These beliefs are maintained through ritual song and dance.


What Are Their Needs?

The Garifuna people need to put Christ first in their lives.


Prayer Points

Praise God for providing a Bible translation for this people group!
Pray for protection from false doctrine.
Pray the Garifuna would follow Jesus, making his teachings a priority.
Ask God to give them active discipleship, spiritual hunger and discernment.
Ask the Holy Spirit to transform the Garifuna by the renewal of their minds.
Pray faith would come from hearing the true Word of God, detached from cultural religions or other distractions from Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Black Carib, Garifuna in Nicaragua.


References

https://www.refworld.org/docid/49749cd65d.html#:~:text=The%20Gar%C3%ADfuna%20%2D%20also%20known%20as,numbers%20of%20Gar%C3%ADfunas%20in%20Bluefields.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garifuna
http://globalsherpa.org/garifunas-garifuna/
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Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Black Carib
People Name in Country Black Carib, Garifuna
Natural Name Black Carib
Alternate Names Garifuna
Population this Country 3,800
Population all Countries 167,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10891
ROP3 Code 101510
ROP25 Code 301279
ROP25 Name Black Carib (Garifuna)
Country Nicaragua
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Atlántico Sur department: Orinoco village, far from speakers in other countries.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nicaragua
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Atlántico Sur department: Orinoco village, far from speakers in other countries..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Garifuna (3,800 speakers)
Language Code cab   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Garifuna (3,800 speakers)
Language Code cab   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Garifuna
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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