Arawak, Lokono in Suriname

Arawak, Lokono
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People Name: Arawak, Lokono
Country: Suriname
10/40 Window: No
Population: 2,300
World Population: 24,400
Primary Language: Arawak
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 92.00 %
Evangelicals: 4.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
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Introduction / History

The Lokono are an Arawak people who live primarily along the northern fringe of South America. Though the largest number is in Guyana, they also live in French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela and the United States.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The population of the Lokono Arawak is growing in South America, though it is common for them to be blended with other peoples, both indigenous and non-indigenous. They have been environmentalists, politicians and artists.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Their traditional religion involves shamanism. One must be “born” into becoming a shaman, so there are few of them. Traditionally they had a flexible way to deal with spiritual matters. A Lokono Arawak can associate with their traditions, or they may chose not to. The Lokono Arawak are most highly reached with the gospel in Guyana, but there is a strong Christian presence among them in all the other nations where they live except French Guiana.

What Are Their Needs?

The Lokono Arawak need to put all their trust in Jesus Christ, King of kings.

Prayer Points

Pray for Lokono Arawak Christ followers to disciple others in the ways of Jesus Christ and to teach them to do the same.
Pray for a Holy Spirit revival in their churches, leading many to the abundant life promised by the Lord.
Pray for the Lord to provide for all their physical needs according to his mercy and glory.

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