Shanenawa in Brazil

Joshua Project has identified the Shanenawa only in Brazil
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Introduction / History

The Shanenawa are a tribe who live in Acre in Brazil in Feijo. They speak Portuguese but the older people and the children tend to speak in their own language Shanenawa. Shane means bird and Nawa means foreign people.

The Shanenawa migrated after problems with the rubber boom earlier last century. They are animist by religion but there are Shanenawa Christians due to missionaries coming to them. They are farmers and shepherds. Some of them are fishermen. They marry within their own group and are monogamous.

Some of the Shanenawa are involved in politics. Along with other tribes they have joined together in an organization to preserve their way of life.

The Shanenawa eat fish, sweet manioc and banana porridge. Many have their houses built on stilts.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Shanenawa Christians will lead the others among them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the government of Brazil will allow missionaries who are Christians to evangelize the Amazonian tribes.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-25
People Name General Shanenawa
People Name in Country Shanenawa
Population in Brazil 400
World Population 400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per
Alternate Names Katukina Shanenawa
People ID 19142
ROP3 Code 115085

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Primary Language Portuguese (400 speakers)
Language Code por   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Portuguese
Primary Language Portuguese (400 speakers)
Language Code por   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Portuguese

Primary Language:  Portuguese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1505-2004)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1681-2004)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1751-1995)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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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 Fathers 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 Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video: View in Portuguese
Film / Video Walk with Jesus (Africa, JFP)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
General Open-licensed Bible stories on mobile app
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
99.00 %
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 %
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