The Ese Ejja are a First Nations people who live in the southwestern Amazon Basin of Peru and Bolivia. Their language is one of the Tacanan languages. It is being spoken by all generations, so it will probably not be entirely replaced by Spanish. One of their other names is Huarayo.
Traditionally they were hunter-gatherers, but now they are fishermen, ranchers or farmers.
Almost half are Roman Catholic, but they retain their traditional religious practices. Most remain animistic, worshipping as their ancestors did before the Spanish conquest and the Roman Catholic missionaries.
The Huarayo Ese Ejja need to put Jesus Christ first in their lives. He needs to be their everything, not just one of the gods to go to for their needs.
Pray for Huarayo people who love the Lord to disciple others in his ways.
Pray for Bible studies among the Huarayo people that will spread from family to family.
Pray for a Holy Spirit led desire for truth and salvation.
Pray for revival in Roman Catholic churches in Peru and Bolivia.
Scripture Prayers for the Ese Ejja, Huarayo in Peru.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Ese Ejja|
|People Name in Country||Ese Ejja, Huarayo|
|Alternate Names||Chama; Huarayo|
|Population this Country||1,300|
|Population all Countries||3,000|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||6 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Madre de Dios region: Maldonado area on Heath and Tambopata rivers. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Ese Ejja
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1984-2012)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Ese Ejja||Jesus Film Project|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Ese Ejja||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Bible app direct APK download||SIL|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Ese Ejja||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Download scripture in this language||eBible.org|