The Pai Tavytera are part of the Guarani linguistic family that used to be the dominant tribal group in much of Paraguay and neighboring countries. Due to the Spainards treatment of the Guarani tribe the tribe split up into a number of tribes similar in culture and language.
They live on government designated reservations and survive by growing gardens, working on neighboring ranches and do some hunting and gathering.
The Pai Tavytera are located in Paraguay on the eastern side near the border of Brazil. The Kaiwa, or Kaiowa or Caiwa live on the Brazil side of the border.
Animists, in other words there are many spirits, the sun, animals, etc that control every aspect of life and must be manipulated through prayers and ceremonies.
There are a number of solid believers both on the Paraguay and Brazil side. The need is to see these believers equipped to reach there own people in a culturally relevant way.
* For communication of the truth in the heart language of the people.
* Growth of the local churches.
* Equipping of the believers to reach their own people.
|Profile Source: Wayne Goddard|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-18|
|Region||Central and South America|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Amambay, Canindeyú, Concepción, and San Pedro departments. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Pai Tavytera (9,200 speakers)|
|Language Code||pta Ethnologue Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Pai Tavytera|
|Religion Subdivision:||Roman Catholic|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 3.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|