The Baenãs are a Brazilian indigenous group which, in the 20th century, merged with the old Pataxós-Hã-Hã-Hães, with the Camacãs, Mongoiós, Sapuiás-Quiriris, and with part of the Geréns and Tupiniquins, identifying itself since then as Pataxós-Hã-Hã-Hães.
They live on two reservations in southern Bahia. The most populous is the Caramuru-Paraguaçu indigenous reserve, which has 54,099 hectares and covers areas in the municipalities of Itaju do Colônia, Camacã and Pau Brasil. The other reserve is the Reserva Fazenda Baiana, with 304 hectares, located in the municipality of Camamu, in the lower south of Bahia, where about 72 people live. Its current population, according to data from the Instituto Socioambiental, is around 2,200 people.
Around 1920, in Bahia, the Pataxó Indians Hã Hã Hãe and the Baenãs traditionally lived in the large forests between the Cachoeira, Pardo, Gongogi and other rivers. These Indians were nomads, collected fruits and supported themselves from the forests in which they lived, in this region, among: Pau Brasil (formerly Santa Rosa), Camacã, Itaju do Colônia, Palmares, Vitoria da Conquista and other regions. Nowadays, they live in reservations, having access to cities.
Toré is the religion today in the Caramuru-Paraguaçu reserve. It is a possession ritual, through which charms – or supernatural entities considered beneficial – are manifested, which is performed to introduce any activity considered socially significant. Men and women participate in it, smoking tobacco with pipes. Today there are three churches installed on the reservation: Catholic, Jehovah's Witness and Wesleyan. The latter acts as a conventional Pentecostal church, except for the effort to adapt to the local culture, through the use of indigenous symbols, such as maracas and clothing.
* Scripture Prayers for the Baena in Brazil.
Pray for increased, on-site church planting.
Pray for more laborers.
Pray that many more come to know Jesus as savior.
Academia Brasileira de Letras. http://www.academia.org.br/abl/cgi/cgilua.exe/sys/start.htm?sid=23.
Enciclopédia dos Povos Indígenas. Instituto Socioambiental
http://indiosonline.org.br e http://webbrasilindigena.org
|Profile Source: Michelle Pereira Mira dos Santos|
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|Location in Country||Bahia state Source: AMTB 2019|
Primary Language: Portuguese
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|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1681-2004)|
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|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||LUMO film of Gospels|
|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)|
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