Embera-Baudo in Colombia

The Embera-Baudo have only been reported in Colombia
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Introduction / History

The Embera-Baudo is an indigenous people group that lives only in a remote part of northwestern Colombia. They have their own language. The Baudos are a subgroup of the Embera people.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Embera-Baudo do not use the usual currency, but most use a form of trade instead. They live in a part of Colombia where they are vulnerable to rebel armies who commonly wreck havoc on indigenous peoples. They have raped women and forced young men to be their guides in finding rival rebel groups. Many of the Embera-Baudo now live in towns and cities to escape the violence. They are not prepared for this lifestyle change.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This tribe worships spirits and their religion can best be described as animistic. Animism is the belief that non-human objects have spirits. Fortunately, there is a nearby Embera group that has responded to the gospel. Though there is a language difference, this other group has the opportunity to take Christ to their neighbors.


What Are Their Needs?

The Embera-Baudo people need advocates to help them adjust to the ways of the 21st century which will surely engulf them if they aren’t ready. Pray for loving ambassadors of Christ to help them with job training and other economic needs.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Embera-Baudo in Colombia.

Pray for physical and spiritual protection for the Embera-Baudo people. Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead them to the cross. Pray for a movement to Christ this decade.


References

https://www.agwm.org/unreached/latin-america-caribbean/embera-baudo-of-colombia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ember%C3%A1_people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Embera-Baudo
People Name in Country Embera-Baudo
Population this Country 6,600
Population all Countries 6,600
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Catru; Emberá-Baudó; Embers-Baudo
People ID 10733
ROP3 Code 101147
Country Colombia
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Chocó department: Baudó river basin and Pacific coastal rivers between Cabo Corrientes north towards Northern Embera language area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Colombia
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Chocó department: Baudó river basin and Pacific coastal rivers between Cabo Corrientes north towards Northern Embera language area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Embera-Baudo (6,600 speakers)
Language Code bdc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Embera-Baudo (6,600 speakers)
Language Code bdc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Embera-Baudo

Primary Language:  Embera-Baudo

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2021  International Mission Board-SBC - Brian Massey  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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