There are several small tribes that combined make up the Arara do Rio Amonia group. Even then, their numbers are small.
The Arara do Rio Amonia live in an area owned by the Brazilian military. They have few opportunities for hunting and they fish mainly in the summer. Their staple food is casava, which they also eat in the form of flour. They also brew caicuma, a beverage made from casava for festivals and social gatherings.
Traditionally the Araro do Rio Amonia practiced polygamy, where a man could have more than one wife. Today each man can only have one wife. They give Portuguese names to their children. They struggle to have adequate education and health care.
Many from this tribe consider themselves Roman Catholic, but their hearts are with a traditional religion called pajelança. This involves prayers to the spirits, and rituals performed in a secret place.
The Arara do Rio Amonia people need to be given the chance to hear the life-changing gospel so they can enjoy life to the full.
Pray for loving gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Arara do Rio Amonia people and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of these people would be open and ready to follow him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Arara do Rio Amonia families so the gospel will spread rapidly.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Arara do Rio Amonia people to become fruitful so others will be drawn to Jesus Christ.
Scripture Prayers for the Arara do Rio Amonia in Brazil.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Arara do Rio Amonia|
|People Name in Country||Arara do Rio Amonia|
|Alternate Names||Arara Apolima|
|Population this Country||500|
|Population all Countries||500|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Acre state Source: AMTB 2019|