Tremembe in Brazil

The Tremembe have only been reported in Brazil
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Introduction / History

The Tremembe people lived in a vast area of Brazil's coast when the Portuguese arrived in the 1500s. They were moved to Jesuit-run mission until the Jesuits were expelled from Brazil in 1759. For a time, the Tremembe moved to a different location, but things went so poorly for them that they were allowed to return to the old mission. They had land until the 1854 Land Tenure Decree. A state governor declared the Tremembe to be an extinct people in 1863. Today the number of Tremembe people is disputed.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They no longer speak their own language; they speak Portuguese. However, they have their own torém dance, which is a key element in Brazil for determining if this is in fact a distinct tribe. Their dance is simple, but it gives them identity as a people despite the fact they have lost their language.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Tremembe people are often Roman Catholic. However, those who identify with their tribe usually focus on ancient religious practices rather than the teachings of Christ.


What Are Their Needs?

The Tremembe people need to put their identity in Christ while maintaining their own culture. They are among the vast number of tribes, tongues and nations that will worship the Lord in Rev. 7:9-10.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Tremembe people to find their way to Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Catholic church in Brazil to be purified by a love for the Resurrected Savior.
Pray for spiritual discernment among the Tremembe people.
Pray for Tremembe disciples who will make more disciples to follow the Lamb of God.


Scripture Prayers for the Tremembe in Brazil.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trememb%C3%A9_people
https://pib.socioambiental.org/pt/Povo:Trememb%c3%a9
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26629676/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tremembe
People Name in Country Tremembe
Alternate Names
Population this Country 300
Population all Countries 300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15576
ROP3 Code 110189
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country One village, Tremembé de Queimadas Territory, Ceará State   Source:  JUVAL 2019
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country One village, Tremembé de Queimadas Territory, Ceará State.   Source:  JUVAL 2019

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
80.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Portuguese (300 speakers)
Language Code por   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Brazilian Portuguese
Dialect Code 47   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Portuguese (300 speakers)
Language Code por   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Brazilian Portuguese
Dialect Code 47   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Portuguese

Primary Language:  Portuguese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1505-2004)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1681-2004)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1751-2017)
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus film: view in Portuguese 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 Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video Walking with Jesus video 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, audio, video Faith Comes by Hearing
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Profile Source Joshua Project 
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