Central Aymara in Peru


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Aymara people were conquered by the Incan Empire in the 1400s and the Spanish Empire starting in 1535. Spaniards used them as virtual slaves and miners shoved them aside to find gold.
Aymara people have needed to adjust to other cultures: the Incans, Spaniards and today’s modern culture. Today they live primarily in the Andean nations of Bolivia and Peru, but some live further south in Argentina or Chile.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Aymara eke out an existence in a land of rocky, poor soil and harsh winds. Their crops include corn, quinoa, potatoes, beans, barley and wheat. Grassy fields feed their alpacas and llamas. They use rowboats for fishing.
Aymara live in extended families with a man, his wife and children and his brothers and their families under one roof. This pattern is changing as the Aymaras become more urbanized. Many are earning wages in an urban setting.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they have a high percentage of Christians, the Aymara have a Christian faith that centers around the afterlife and heaven. For their daily lives they call upon diviners, magicians and medicine men. They believe witches and spirits hold much power.


What Are Their Needs?

The Aymara need to put all their hope in the power and goodness of Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Aymara people to overcome the historical abuse of the Catholic Church and put their faith in Jesus Christ and none other.
Pray for Aymaras who love the Lord to disciple others to make more disciples.
Pray for an abundant harvest for the Aymaras this year as a testimony of his power and goodness. May they give him praise!


Scripture Prayers for the Aymara, Central in Peru.


References

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Aymara
https://www.conifa.org/en/members/aymara/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Aymara, Central
People Name in Country Aymara, Central
Natural Name Central Aymara
Alternate Names Central Aymara
Population this Country 539,000
Population all Countries 1,847,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 18757
ROP3 Code 101884
ROP25 Code 300616
ROP25 Name Aymara
Country Peru
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Moquegua, Puno, and Tacna regions: Lake Titicaca area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Peru
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Moquegua, Puno, and Tacna regions: Lake Titicaca area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Aymara, Central (539,000 speakers)
Language Code ayr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Aymara, Central (539,000 speakers)
Language Code ayr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Aymara, Central

Primary Language:  Aymara, Central

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1829-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1954-1977)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1986-2013)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Aymara, Central Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Aymara, Central YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Aymara, Central YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Aymara, Central Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
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