The Waura are a First Nations people living exclusively near Piyulaga Lake in Brazil’s state of Mato Grosso. The Waura are closely related to the nearby Mehinako tribe. Both tribes have ancestors who came to their current location as early as the 800s.
Though the Waura are a very small tribe, they speak their own language, Waura. Some also speak Portuguese, the trade language of Brazil.
The Waura people are known for their arts and crafts: feathered ritual masks, baskets and pottery.
Though there is a Roman Catholic element to their spirituality, most Waura are shamanistic. They have three groups of shamans, who are responsible for both the spiritual and physical well-being of their people.
The Waura people need to adapt to a changing world. They will eventually need education in new areas. This will take them out of their comfort zone.
Pray for the Lord to provide protection and mercy for the Waura people of Brazil.
Pray for members of the Waura tribe who love the Lord to teach Christ to others.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among the Waura people this decade, providing them with a hope and a purpose.
Scripture Prayers for the Waura in Brazil.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Waura|
|People Name in Country||Waura|
|Alternate Names||Aura; Uaura; Uaurá; Wauja|
|Population this Country||500|
|Population all Countries||500|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Mato Grosso state: Xingú Park. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Waura
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Waura||Jesus Film Project|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|Mobile App||Bible app direct APK download||SIL|