The Lokono are an Arawak people who live primarily along the northern fringe of South America. Though the largest number is in Guyana, they also live in French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela and the United States.
The population of the Lokono Arawak is growing in South America, though it is common for them to be blended with other peoples, both indigenous and non-indigenous. They have been environmentalists, politicians and artists.
Their traditional religion involves shamanism. One must be “born” into becoming a shaman, so there are few of them. Traditionally they had a flexible way to deal with spiritual matters. A Lokono Arawak can associate with their traditions, or they may choose not to. The Lokono Arawak are most highly reached with the gospel in Guyana, but there is a strong Christian presence among them in all the other nations where they live except French Guiana.
The Lokono Arawak need to put all their trust in Jesus Christ, King of kings.
Pray for Lokono Arawak Christ followers to disciple others in the ways of Jesus Christ and to teach them to do the same.
Pray for a Holy Spirit revival in their churches, leading many to the abundant life promised by the Lord.
Pray for the Lord to provide for all their physical needs according to his mercy and glory.
Scripture Prayers for the Arawak, Lokono in French Guiana.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Arawak|
|People Name in Country||Arawak, Lokono|
|Population this Country||1,600|
|Population all Countries||24,000|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||6 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni district: Balaté, Larivot, Saint-Sabat, and Sainte-Rose de Lima communities; Northeast and Cayenne area. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Arawak
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|