Bare in Colombia

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People Name: Bare
Country: Colombia
10/40 Window: No
Population: 600
World Population: 13,200
Primary Language: Nhengatu
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 15.00 %
Evangelicals: 2.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

In the 18th and 19th century the Bare had close association with the Werekena. Together they were put in a state of virtual slavery by Spanish and Portuguese authorities and merchants. They moved to river headwaters to escape the Europeans.

Today they live mainly in Brazil and Venezuela though some also live in Colombia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bare people are farmers, hunters and fishermen. They extract piassava fiber which is coveted by local traders. This provides them with a source of cash.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there is some Roman Catholic influence among the Bare, they also preserve their ancient animistic religion.

What Are Their Needs?

The Bare people need to learn 21st century work skills so they can excel in a modern economy.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to bless the Bare people economically and spiritually as a testimony of his goodness and power.

Pray for Bare disciples to make more disciples who will make even more disciples.

Pray for a spiritual hunger for true righteousness that will lead them to Jesus Christ.

Text Source:   Joshua Project