Mbya Guarani in Argentina


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Mbya are a subgroup of the greater Guarani groups. They live in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.

Mbya means "us" or "our people." Not surprisingly, other Guarani subgroup names have similar meaning. Their subgroup is also defined by their Mbya dialect.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mbya Guarani live in villages made up of five or six family units. They value both the nuclear and extended family.

Music and dance are very important in Mbya Guarani culture. Music and dance are used to celebrate a harvest. Some music has religious significance. At other times music and dance are for recreation; it bonds them together as a community.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Of the three countries where the Mbya Guarani people live, they are by far least reached with the gospel in Paraguay.

The Mbya community maintains a house of prayer and collective rituals. Shamanism has a spiritual hold on the Mbya Guarani community. The shamans deal with spiritual issues, but they are more likely to address health issues. They offer herbal remedies for sickness. Shamans are finding it increasingly difficult to find the right herbs in today’s environment. Shamans can be either men or women.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mbya Guarani need to put all their hope and faith in the person, Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for Mbya Guarani disciples to make more disciples.

Pray for the Lord to bless them abundantly so that they will know that only he is worthy of praise and worship.

Pray for their identity to be put in the work of Christ on the cross.


Scripture Prayers for the Guarani, Mbya in Argentina.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mby%C3%A1_Guaran%C3%AD_people
https://pib.socioambiental.org/en/Povo:Guarani_Mbya


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Guarani, Mbya
People Name in Country Guarani, Mbya
Natural Name Mbya Guarani
Alternate Names Apyteré; Brazilian Guarani; Chiripa; Chiripa - Guaraní; Guaraní; Guarani, Brazilian; Guarani-Brasileiro; Guarani-Mbya; Mbia; Mbya; Mbyá; Tarumá
Population this Country 9,200
Population all Countries 39,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10962
ROP3 Code 101658
ROP25 Code 302878
ROP25 Name Gurarani, Mbya
Country Argentina
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Corrientes and Misiones provinces: south bank, Alto Parana river, Posadas area; shared border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Argentina
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Corrientes and Misiones provinces: south bank, Alto Parana river, Posadas area; shared border..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.25 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Guarani, Mbya
Language Code gun   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Guarani, Mbya
Language Code gun   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Guarani, Mbya
Photo Source Richard Perik 
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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