The Surui are a First Nations tribe in Brazil. Their subgroups are divided according to location and possibly dialect. The Surui do Para are those who live in Brazil’s state of Para.
Their first contact with Portuguese speaking Brazilians was in the 1960s. Their population plummeted due to introduced diseases such as the flu and smallpox. In their weakened state they were attacked by the Xikrin people. Their population today is very low.
Like most Amazonian peoples, the Surui do Para are experts at gathering foods from the forest. They farm, fish and hunt for their food supply.
The Surui do Para are officially 100 percent Christian, but this does not take into account the animistic practices that often linger.
The Surui do Para people have a very low literacy rate. This can cripple their chances of adjusting to a changing world. They will need to get out of their comfort zone if they are going to survive the 21st century.
Pray for the Lord to provide protection and mercy for the Surui do Para people of Brazil.
Pray for members of the Surui do Para tribe who love the Lord to teach Christ to others.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among the Surui do Para people this decade, providing them with a hope and a purpose.
Scripture Prayers for the Surui do Para in Brazil.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Surui do Para|
|People Name in Country||Surui do Para|
|Alternate Names||Akerewe; Akewara; Mudjetire; Sororós; Surui-Akewara; Suruí-Akewara|
|Population this Country||400|
|Population all Countries||400|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Pará state: São João municipality, Araguaia. Source: Ethnologue 2016|