It is estimated that there are about 200 Paiaku people living in the Amazon jungle. The Joshua Project web site says, “This people group’s population is unknown or estimated to be very small. People groups with small populations may have assimilated into surrounding groups since research was last gathered. Today they may be unrecognizable as a separate group. However, to ensure that every people group is represented, the Joshua Project includes unknown and very small population groups until on-site research determines they do not exist.”
The Paiaku people only live in the Amazon rain forest in Brazil.
It is very possible that the Paiaku people do not even speak their own language anymore. Such a situation produces a dilemma. The loss of a language means the loss of one of the world’s cultures which is tragic. However, since the Paiaku people are listed as speaking Portuguese, some new doors are open for them. They go from having no Scriptures, no gospel recordings, no JESUS Film, radio, or TV programs to having all of the above.
The primary religion practiced by the Paiaku is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.
The Paiaku people need the chance to survive physically and spiritually. They are probably dying out as a people.
* Scripture Prayers for the Paiaku in Brazil.
* Pray for the Paiaku people to hear and respond to the gospel before they become assimilated into the Portuguese-speaking culture around them.
* Pray that they will love, honor, and worship the One who created them.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-07|
|People Name General||Paiaku|
|People Name in Country||Paiaku|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Unengaged||Yes (per Finishing the Task)|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
Primary Language: Portuguese
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1681-2004)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Atualizada (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Corrigida (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Interconfessional (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Todays New Language (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Portuguese|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus film: view in Portuguese|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||Walk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Open-licensed Bible stories on mobile app|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|