Quilombola in Brazil

The Quilombola have only been reported in Brazil
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Introduction / History

The Quilombola are descendants of African slaves who escaped to remote areas. Even after slavery was abolished in 1888, they kept their settlements, which can be anywhere from southern Brazil to the Amazon River.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In their rural villages, the Quilombola people harvest nuts from babassu palm trees. They ground the kernels to make oil, soap and cattle feed.
They live in a complex situation. On one hand, their settlements were established because they needed autonomy and freedom from the general Brazilian society. On the other hand, they want help with their basic needs. Today the Quilombola lack of adequate roads, medical care, schools, and clean water. They are beginning to get clean water, so fewer are getting cholera and diarrhea from bacteria. Since modern medicine is often out of reach, they rely on traditional medicine. Parents are seldom supportive of their children getting an education.
Though they have rights established by Brazil's constitution, the Quilombola people have to assert their rights to their land.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the Quilombola people are officially Roman Catholic. They are especially fond of St. Anthony, so they have a yearly celebration in his honor.
Along with Roman Catholic traditions, the Quilombola people have ancient African religions. Their hearts are with these religions, which give them an identity as a people. Maintaining African religious practices is their ways of defying cultural encroachment.


What Are Their Needs?

The Quilombola people need to establish their own schools, medical facilities and Christ-centered churches.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Quilombola to have their physical needs met through self-built schools and medical clinics.
Pray for them to have a Christ-centered spiritual revival.
Pray for the Quilombola people to understand they need a sin-forgiving savior who will provide them with abundant life.
Pray for Quilombola disciples who will make other disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Quilombola in Brazil.


References

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/20/brazil-s-quilombosfoundedbyescapedslavesofferawindowtothepast.html
https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/quilombo-brazilian-maroons-during-slavery
https://cpisp.org.br/direitosquilombolas/observatorio-terras-quilombolas/quilombolas-communities-in-brazil/


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People Name General Quilombola
People Name in Country Quilombola
Alternate Names
Population this Country 1,604,000
Population all Countries 1,604,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 20714
ROP3 Code 101661
ROP25 Code 306883
ROP25 Name Quilombola
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
55.00 %
Ethnic Religions
45.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Portuguese (1,604,000 speakers)
Language Code por   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Portuguese (1,604,000 speakers)
Language Code por   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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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