Kuruaya in Brazil

The Kuruaya have only been reported in Brazil
This people group’s population is unknown or estimated to be extremely small. This people group may have assimilated into larger surrounding groups and may no longer be recognizable as a distinct group. To ensure every people group is represented, Joshua Project includes unknown and very small population people groups until on-site research determines they do not exist. More info at Small People Group Policy.
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Introduction / History

There are writings about the Kuruaya of Brazil in the seventeenth century. They have had problems with raiders in the past and they were almost extinct in the 1960s.

The Kuruaya live in Altamira and some live in a village called Cashew. Agriculture is a main work with them. They cultivate fruit trees such as mangos and banana. They also plant cocoa and beans and use herbs such as ginger. They hunt deer and other animals and fish too.

Marriage for the Kuruaya is usually among cousins or with those who are not Indians. Power is with the leaders and chiefs with the chiefs having the final say if it is needed. They speak Portuguese and Kuruaya and practice an ethnic religion.

These days the Kuruaya live in the village and the city looking to have the needs of their people met.


They have had problems with raiders and they were almost extinct in the 1960s.
Prayer Points

Pray that the Brazilian government will allow the evangelization of the small tribes.
Pray that the chiefs and leaders among the Kuruaya will come to Jesus Christ and lead the others to salvation too.


Scripture Prayers for the Kuruaya in Brazil.


References

http://pib.socioambiental.org/pt/povo/kuruaya


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kuruaya
People Name in Country Kuruaya
Pronunciation koo-RAH-yah
Alternate Names Curuaia; Kuruaia; Xipaia; Xipáia-Kuruáia; Xipaia-Kuruaya
Population this Country 200
Population all Countries 200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 12879
ROP3 Code 105464
ROP25 Code 304422
ROP25 Name Kuruaya
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Pará state: Altamira municipality; Terra Indígena Curuá, Cajueiro village, Curuá river right bank; Terra Indígena Xipaia, Altamira town.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Pará state: Altamira municipality; Terra Indígena Curuá, Cajueiro village, Curuá river right bank; Terra Indígena Xipaia, Altamira town..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Kuruaya in Brazil Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Portuguese
Language Code por   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Kuruaya
Primary Language Portuguese
Language Code por   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Kuruaya
People Groups Speaking Portuguese

Primary Language:  Portuguese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1505-2004)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1681-2004)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1751-2017)
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Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus film: view in Portuguese Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video Walking with Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
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General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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