Toba-Maskoy in Paraguay

Joshua Project has identified the Toba-Maskoy only in Paraguay
Population
1,800
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Most Toba-Maskoy are poor and work on farms or for tips from tourists, some take jobs in a nearby Mennonite town. Their poverty causes some to rely on traditional, shaman-centered religious beliefs.

They have long inhabited the semi-desert land in the Central Chaco of Paraguay. The people are generally poor. They sometimes perform traditional dances and rituals in front of foreigners for tips. The only nearby town is the Mennonite colony of Loma Plata, which has helped the Toba economy greatly. The Toba people will often travel to this Mennonite town in search of work. There, men will tend farms, and women clean homes to earn extra income. More than 100 years ago, Anglicans and Mennonites in the area introduced Christianity to the Toba people. Today, half the population profess to be Catholic, while the other half claim to be evangelicals, yet very few have knowledge of the Bible. The Christian faith has not been a vital influence because the people lack heart language Scripture. Toba speakers are in desperate need of God's Word and local teachers who are willing to teach them.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-19
People Name General Toba-Maskoy
People Name in Country Toba-Maskoy
Population in Paraguay 1,800
World Population 1,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Paraguayan Toba
People ID 15519
ROP3 Code 110112
Country Paraguay
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alto Paraguay department: Puerto Guarani area south; Concepción and Presidente Hayes departments: Boquerón Kue, Casanillo-Aldea Campo Rayo, Casanillo-Aldea Capiatá, Casanillo-Aldea Casanillo, Casanillo-Aldea Linda Vista, Casanillo-Campo Aroma, Casanillo-San Rafael, Castilla, Estancia Laguna Porã, Livio Fariña-Pueblito, María Auxiliadora-Km 40, Pozo Amarillo, Riacho Mosquito, San Isidro-Km 39; confluence, Apa and Paraguai rivers.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Paraguay
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alto Paraguay department: Puerto Guarani area south; Concepción and Presidente Hayes departments: Boquerón Kue, Casanillo-Aldea Campo Rayo, Casanillo-Aldea Capiatá, Casanillo-Aldea Casanillo, Casanillo-Aldea Linda Vista, Casanillo-Campo Aroma, Casanillo-San Rafael, Castilla, Estancia Laguna Porã, Livio Fariña-Pueblito, María Auxiliadora-Km 40, Pozo Amarillo, Riacho Mosquito, San Isidro-Km 39; confluence, Apa and Paraguai rivers..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Toba-Maskoy (1,800 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tmf   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Toba-Maskoy (1,800 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tmf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Toba-Maskoy

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.0 %
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