Karapoto in Brazil

The Karapoto have only been reported in Brazil
Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

Though many Brazilian tribes are still undiscovered by the outside world, some have been in contact with the Portuguese speaking majority for a long time. Among these are the Karapoto people, who are somewhat assimilated with Brazilian society.

Where Are they Located?

Unlike most indigenous tribes of Brazil, the Karapotos live in the eastern part of the country, away from the undeveloped interior.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They have their own language which is being replaced by Brazil's trade language, Portuguese. This people group is sedentary, not nomadic like some of the other tribes of Brazil. They are farmers and herders.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Karapoto associate themselves with their own ethnic religion. In their minds they think that another way of worship disconnects them from their traditions, ethnicity, and society. There are a handful of Karapoto who have put their faith in Jesus Christ, but no church planting has transpired among them for many years.

What Are Their Needs?

Like most tribes of Brazil, the Karapoto need to be able to adjust to a world that was forced upon them. Some have accepted Christianity, but few have embraced the Lord Himself.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Karapoto in Brazil.

* Pray that the Holy Spirit will fill the hearts of the few Karapoto believers with love for their unsaved friends and relatives.
* Pray that He will renew their faith and ignite their souls with the desire to see their people group know the One True God Who created them.
* Pray that the veil would drop from the spiritual eyes of the unsaved tribesman, and they would recognize and joyfully accept Jesus Christ as the Savior of their souls.
* Pray urgently that their lives will soon be abundant and full of worship and praise for Almighty God in their own, culturally distinct way.



Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-09
People Name General Karapoto
People Name in Country Karapoto
Pronunciation kah-rah-poh-TOH
Population this Country 2,400
Population all Countries 2,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Carapotó; Karapató; Karapotó; Koropati
People ID 18831
ROP3 Code 114618
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Map of Karapoto in Brazil Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Portuguese (2,400 speakers)
Language Code por   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Portuguese (2,400 speakers)
Language Code por   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Portuguese
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Rodrigo Farhat - Pixabay  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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