German in Paraguay


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Germany is both a nation and a collection of city-states. Seated in the center of Europe, Germany was not united until 1871. English speaking countries usually confine German history to World War I and World War II with special emphasis on the Nazi Regime.

German culture and thought have had a profound impact on Central Europe, especially in academia. Even today, sources say that the German passport is the number one sought after passport in the world and there are about 100 million German speakers on the continent, making it the largest language group on the continent.

Germans have migrated to other parts of the world including Paraguay. There was a German settlement in Paraguay in 1888 that failed. Paraguay was the destination for many Nazi war criminals after Germany’s loss in WWII. Through the decades there have been ethnic Germans from Russia entering Paraguay. These Germans have a Mennonite background.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Germans in Paraguay are culturally assimilated and they speak Spanish. Those with a Mennonite background are likely to retain some of their old ways. They sometimes move between Paraguay and Argentina and back.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Germans fought many wars in the name of religion. Just sharing the gospel or sharing beliefs is viewed upon negatively, as is an overzealous or charismatic expression of Christianity. Most people still attending church are elderly old. Most young Germans believe Christianity is outdated. Instead, they satisfy their spiritual needs with a patchwork of New Age spiritual pursuits.

Reaching a German speaker's heart, or the heart of most western Europeans, is best done through action rather than by debate. They carefully watch the life of a believer and see how they respond to adversity, hardship, self-discipline and self-sacrifice. A truly faithful believer who lives out the Jesus way will really earn respect and favor even if the observer doesn't convert.


What Are Their Needs?

Germans in Paraguay need a spiritual hunger that will drive them to the Lord of lords. As it stands, most believe they must live their lives the best they can without God’s input.


Prayer Points

Pray for Germans to return to the amazing theology their ancestors discussed in centuries past.
Pray against spiritual idolatry and pride and a softening of hearts.
Pray against the lie that science is at odds with faith.


Scripture Prayers for the German in Paraguay.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Paraguayans


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General German
People Name in Country German
Alternate Names German, Standard; High German; Saxon; Transylvanian; Volga German
Population this Country 60,000
Population all Countries 67,020,000
Total Countries 78
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11871
ROP3 Code 103305
ROP25 Code 302652
ROP25 Name German
Country Paraguay
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Paraguay
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.10 %)
64.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
36.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language German, Standard (60,000 speakers)
Language Code deu   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language German, Standard (60,000 speakers)
Language Code deu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking German, Standard

Primary Language:  German, Standard

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1522-1987)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1522-1983)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1466-2016)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in German, Standard Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
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General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah Al Massira
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