Waura in Brazil

The Waura have only been reported in Brazil
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Introduction / History

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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Waura people are known for their arts and crafts: feathered ritual masks, baskets and pottery.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

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.


Prayer Points

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.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wauja
https://pib.socioambiental.org/en/Povo:Wauj%C3%A1
https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/neither-warriors-nor-victims-wauja-peacefully-organize


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
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15894
ROP3 Code 110726
ROP25 Code 308764
ROP25 Name Waura
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Mato Grosso state: Xingú Park.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Mato Grosso state: Xingú Park..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
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 Waura (500 speakers)
Language Code wau   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Waura (500 speakers)
Language Code wau   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Waura

Primary Language:  Waura

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1997-2008)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Waura Jesus Film Project
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