Surui do Para in Brazil

Surui do Para
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People Name: Surui do Para
Country: Brazil
10/40 Window: No
Population: 400
World Population: 400
Primary Language: Surui Do Para
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 100.00 %
Evangelicals: 1.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Guarani
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
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Introduction / History

The Surui are a First Nations tribe in Brazil. Their subgroups are divided according to location and possibly dialect. The Surui do Para are those who live in Brazil’s state of Para.
Their first contact with Portuguese speaking Brazilians was in the 1960s. Their population plummeted due to introduced diseases such as the flu and smallpox. In their weakened state they were attacked by the Xikrin people. Their population today is very low.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Like most Amazonian peoples, the Surui do Para are experts at gathering foods from the forest. They farm, fish and hunt for their food supply.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Surui do Para are officially 100 percent Christian, but this does not take into account the animistic practices that often linger.

What Are Their Needs?

The Surui do Para people have a very low literacy rate. This can cripple their chances of adjusting to a changing world. They will need to get out of their comfort zone if they are going to survive the 21st century.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to provide protection and mercy for the Surui do Para people of Brazil.
Pray for members of the Surui do Para tribe who love the Lord to teach Christ to others.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among the Surui do Para people this decade, providing them with a hope and a purpose.

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