Ese Ejja, Huarayo in Peru

Ese Ejja, Huarayo
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Map Source:  Amanecer Peru
People Name: Ese Ejja, Huarayo
Country: Peru
10/40 Window: No
Population: 1,300
World Population: 3,000
Primary Language: Ese Ejja
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 40.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.60 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Amazon
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Ese Ejja are a First Nations people who live in the southwestern Amazon Basin of Peru and Bolivia. Their language is one of the Tacanan languages. It is being spoken by all generations, so it will probably not be entirely replaced by Spanish. One of their other names is Huarayo.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Traditionally they were hunter-gatherers, but now they are fishermen, ranchers or farmers.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost half are Roman Catholic, but they retain their traditional religious practices. Most remain animistic, worshipping as their ancestors did before the Spanish conquest and the Roman Catholic missionaries.

What Are Their Needs?

The Huarayo Ese Ejja need to put Jesus Christ first in their lives. He needs to be their everything, not just one of the gods to go to for their needs.

Prayer Points

Pray for Huarayo people who love the Lord to disciple others in his ways.
Pray for Bible studies among the Huarayo people that will spread from family to family.
Pray for a Holy Spirit led desire for truth and salvation.
Pray for revival in Roman Catholic churches in Peru and Bolivia.

Text Source:   Joshua Project