In their earlier history the Jebero were warrior-headhunters who ate the livers and hearts of those whom they defeated in battle. By the 1640s they had to flee to a Catholic mission to avoid attacks and enslavement by other indigenous groups. The Jebero left to resume farming on their own land, but their land was not fertile, so they returned to the mission. The population of the Jebero people was greatly reduced in the early 20th century because rubber tappers encroached on their land.
Today only the older people speak their traditional Jebero language. Almost all the Jebero people speak Quichua or Spanish. Most likely their language will not survive much longer. They are well-assimilated into mestizo ways.
Over half the Jebero people are Roman Catholic.
The Jebero people need to find a way to maintain their culture while seeking and finding the King of kings.
Pray for Jebero disciplers to disciple others.
Pray for Jebero people to have a hunger for truth that will lead them to focus on Jesus Christ.
Scripture Prayers for the Jebero in Peru.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Jebero|
|People Name in Country||Jebero|
|Population this Country||3,000|
|Population all Countries||3,000|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Loreto region: Alto Amazonas province, Jeberos district, between Marañon and Huallaga rivers. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Jebero
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|