Epera in Ecuador


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Epera people also go by the names Emberá or Embir. They are part of the larger Embera people who live in the region and also in Panama. Their language is part of the Chocoan family of languages. The Epera live in western Colombia and northwestern Ecuador.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though small in number, the Epera people have their own unique art and dance forms. They have a keep knowledge of their natural environment since their lives depend on it. For example, they know how to use local plants for medicinal purposes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Epera people, especially in Colombia, adhere to their own traditional religion. Those in Ecuador are partly Christianized by Roman Catholics.


What Are Their Needs?

Like many peoples in this region, the Epera tribe has been fighting a constant battle to keep their homeland from being overrun by outsiders who want to use up the resources. Their land is in danger of being destroyed by outsiders. The Epera people are doing all they can to preserve their culture and way of life.


Prayer Points

Pray for Epera culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among their family and community leaders to seek his face and enjoy his blessings.

Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Epera people.

Pray that soon the Epera people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Epera in Ecuador.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Epera
People Name in Country Epera
Alternate Names
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 21650
ROP3 Code 118430
ROP25 Code 302340
ROP25 Name Epera
Country Ecuador
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Along the Cayapas River in Ecuador’s coastal Esmeraldas province   Source:  https://www.unhcr.org/
Country Ecuador
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Along the Cayapas River in Ecuador’s coastal Esmeraldas province.   Source:  https://www.unhcr.org/

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
8.00 %
Ethnic Religions
92.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Spanish (500 speakers)
Language Code spa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Spanish (500 speakers)
Language Code spa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Spanish

Primary Language:  Spanish

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1514-1985)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1543-1999)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1553-2017)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
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Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Spanish Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
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General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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