Tapuia in Brazil

Joshua Project has identified the Tapuia only in Brazil
Population
200
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

When the Portuguese first made contact with the indigenous peoples of what is now Brazil, they began a long, tragic process of assimilation for the first nations peoples. Portuguese men intermarried with indigenous women, and their land and resources were taken from them. The first nations peoples died by the thousands because of diseases introduced by European settlers. The first Catholic missionaries, the Jesuits, protected these people until they were expelled by those who wanted to exploit the land and the people.

In the 20th Century, the Brazilian government attempted to protect these peoples by establishing FUNAI. The goal was to keep the indigenous peoples free from potentially harmful outside forces. Many logging, mining, and farming interests have managed to seep in none the less. The rain forest is being torn down, leaving the peoples of the interior vulnerable to disease, economic exploitation, and potential extermination.


Where Are they Located?

The Tapuia people live in central Brazil.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There are so few Tapuia people that they are in danger of disappearing as a people. In the past they have been able to survive by hunting wild game, fishing, and finding edible plants, but as they are forced to live in Brazilian towns or cities, they must adapt to a foreign world. Many are in the process of adapting right now. A 2007 news article mentions one of their members joining a Brazilian protest march demanding the impeachment of their president.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The language of the Tapuia people is Curripaco, and their primary religion is listed as "ethnic." This means that their religion probably involves an effort to appease the spirits that is common in such belief systems.


What Are Their Needs?

The Tapuia people need a way to enter Brazilian society without being destroyed as a people. God wants these people to maintain their dignity and to be able to worship Him. They are created in His image for His purposes.


Prayer Points

* Pray for God to open the way for these people to enter Brazilian society with a minimum of damage to their dignity and health.
* Pray for God to open the hearts of the Tapuia people so that they will joyfully receive Christ into their hearts.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among indigenous peoples of Brazil that will include the Tapuia people.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_peoples_in_Brazil
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Tapuia-People/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415808978073757218/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/04/17/brazils-impeachment-vote-isnt-just-about-ousting-the-president/
http://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=17121
http://balagan.info/brazilian-tribes-in-colonial-times


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-13
People Name General Tapuia
People Name in Country Tapuia
Population in Brazil 200
World Population 200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Tapua-Xavante, Tapuio, Tapuya
People ID 19143
ROP3 Code 115814

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Primary Language: Portuguese (200 speakers)   (People group listing)
Language Code: por   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Portuguese (200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: por   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Portuguese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1505-2004)
New Testament Yes   (1681-2004)
Complete Bible Yes   (1751-1995)
Audio Bible Online
 
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)
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
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
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
99.00 %
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
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
Profile Source: Keith Carey  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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