Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua in Brazil


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Introduction / History

Ucayali-Yurua is one of the broader Asheninca languages.


Where Are they Located?

The Ucayali-Yurua Asheninca people live in western Brazil and eastern Peru. They are very remote. Because of their remote location, they are less likely to come in contact with outsiders than indigenous peoples who live closer to Brazilian and Peruvian settlements.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The few people who speak Ucayali-Yurua Asheninka are vulnerable to having their lives and livelihoods destroyed by the outside world. They do not have immunities to the diseases that outsiders subject them to. For many generations they have been able to survive by hunting wild game and finding edible plants, but if they are forced to live in Brazilian towns or cities, they will probably be like fish trying to live on the land.

The Brazilian government is trying to protect indigenous people by keeping outsiders away. Such a situation provides them protection until loggers and miners arrive, often undetected by the government. Government protection also keeps missionaries away, which means that they will not hear the gospel.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Ucayali-Yurua Asheninca is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ucayali-Yurua Asheninca people need the chance to learn job skills that will prepare them for the inevitable day when they have full contact with outsiders. They will also need adequate medical care and schools.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua in Brazil.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Ucayali-Yurua Asheninca people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Ucayali-Yurua Asheninca people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Ucayali-Yurua Asheninca people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15681/PE
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/cpb
https://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=17600


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua
People Name in Country Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua
World Population 9,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Asheninca Ucayali-yurua, Asheninca-Kampa, Campa, Kampa, Ucayali-yurua Asheninca Campa, Ucayali-Yurua Ashninca Campa
People ID 15681
ROP3 Code 110353
Country Brazil
Region Latin America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Acre state: border area with Peru, Juruá river between Amônia, Arara, and Breu tributaries; Tarauacá river, Envira tributary.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Brazil
Region Latin America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Acre state: border area with Peru, Juruá river between Amônia, Arara, and Breu tributaries; Tarauacá river, Envira tributary..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua (1,000 speakers)
Language Code cpb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua (1,000 speakers)
Language Code cpb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua

Primary Language:  Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2000)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2000)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Text Online
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Kameethari Ñaantsi: ikenkitha-takoitziri awinkatharit
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
99.00 %
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
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
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Profile Source Keith Carey  
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