Guarani in Paraguay


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Paraguayan Guarani is a local language spoken by a high percentage of people in Paraguay. Along with Spanish, it is the must-speak language of Paraguay. Guarani is a combination of several local languages, and it has become dominant in Paraguay.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Guarani are the descendants of those who left mission stations after the Spanish closed them down in the 1700s. Their land has been reduced to make way for cattle ranches and other commercial enterprises. Many have lost hope and the suicide rate is high among the Guarani people.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all Guarani are Christian and they have a strong indigenous Evangelical presence.


What Are Their Needs?

The Guarani people want their land back, but this is highly unlikely to happen. Instead, those who want to help them should focus on giving them training so they can have a future in Latin America’s urban centers. Others can help them with physical needs by establishing medical and dental clinics.


Prayer Points

Pray for Guarani elders and family leaders to put their identity in Jesus Christ rather than their ethnicity. May they gladly give him all the glory!
Pray for Guarani disciples to disciple many others, leading to a new movement to Christ.
Pray for the Lord to provide for the needs of the Guarani people as a testimony of his goodness and power.


Scripture Prayers for the Guarani in Paraguay.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaran%C3%AD_people
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/03/paraguay-guarani-indigenous-language
https://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/guarani
Samaritan’s Purse


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Paraguayan, Guarani-speaking
People Name in Country Guarani
Alternate Names Jopara-Guarami; Paraguayan Guarani; Paraguayan Mestizo
Population this Country 6,081,000
Population all Countries 6,772,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14312
ROP3 Code 107877
ROP25 Code 306550
ROP25 Name Paraguayan
Country Paraguay
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Paraguay
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.40 %)
97.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.50 %
Other / Small
0.50 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Guarani, Paraguayan
Language Code gug   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Guarani, Paraguayan
Language Code gug   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Guarani, Paraguayan

Primary Language:  Guarani, Paraguayan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1905-1994)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1913-1977)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1996-2006)
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
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World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Guarani, Paraguayan Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
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
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Guarani, Paraguayan YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Guarani, Paraguayan YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Guarani, Paraguayan Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
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Profile Source Joshua Project 
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