Wayampi, Amapari in Brazil


Population
600
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Amapari live in northern Brazil and are one of two groups of the Wyampi. The Amapari are proud of their language and identity. The Amapari live in an extended-family structure. The same term used for mother is also used for their mother's sisters. The society is patriarchal and matrilocal - meaning that families generally stay near their mother's family. Amapari generally marry within their tribal group to cross-cousins - this sometimes makes it difficult for young people to find potential spouses.

The Amapari are a friendly people open to developing new relationships with people whom they perceive to have a genuine interest in them. Daily sustenance is provided through hunting/gathering and farming. Staples of the diet include manioc, game, and crops they raise, such as corn. They live in thatched-roof houses which have no walls and may be one or two levels. Men generally wear loin cloths and women wear wrap-around skirts. Needs range from medical-care, agricultural training, cultural adjustment, and education as they adjust to increasing contact with the outside world. Scripture work has been made more difficult by the inability of expatriates to gain direct access to village areas. The New Testament has been available since 2003. The Jesus Film is also available in this language. Distribution of completed literature remains a concern.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Wayampi, Amapari
People Name in Country Wayampi, Amapari
Population in Brazil 600
World Population 1,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Oiampi, Oiampipuku, Oiapoque, Oyampi, Waiapi, Wajapi, Wayampi, Wayapi
People ID 15897
ROP3 Code 110730
Country Brazil
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country West central Amapá and northern Pará, tributaries of the upper Amapari River. 8 villages   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Brazil
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country West central Amapá and northern Pará, tributaries of the upper Amapari River. 8 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Wayampi (600 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: oym   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Wayampi, Amapari
Dialect Code: 18241   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Wayampi (600 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: oym   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Wayampi, Amapari
Dialect Code: 18241   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Wayampi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2006)
New Testament Yes   (2003)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Wayampi
Film / Video The Hope Video
Text / Printed Matter Bible: New Testament in Wayampi
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
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
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
75.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


Copyright © 2016 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.