Saluma in Brazil

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People Name: Saluma
Country: Brazil
10/40 Window: No
Population: 300
World Population: 300
Primary Language: Saluma
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 20.00 %
Evangelicals: 1.00 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Amazon
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
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Introduction / History

The Saluma are a First Nations people in the state of Mato Grosso of western Brazil.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Saluma people are fighting to save their homeland from loggers. A Catholic priest spoke up on their behalf, and he was murdered. With such a small population, they do not stand much of a chance of retaining their land.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there is some Roman Catholic influence among the Saluma, they are basically shamanistic. They depend on their traditional gods rather than the God of Creation.

What Are Their Needs?

The Saluma people need to adapt to a changing world. They will eventually need education in new areas. This will take them out of their comfort zone.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to provide protection and mercy for the Saluma people of Brazil.
Pray for members of the Saluma tribe who love the Lord to teach Christ to others.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among the Saluma people this decade, providing them with a hope and a purpose.

Text Source:   Joshua Project