Xukuru in Brazil

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People Name: Xukuru
Country: Brazil
10/40 Window: No
Population: 13,000
World Population: 13,000
Primary Language: Portuguese
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 100.00 %
Evangelicals: 1.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Xucuru people live in the Uroruba montain range in Pesqueira. For a long time, they were expelled from their land by the farmers. In 1998 the chieftain called Chicão got his land back. But they still had to fight to get their territory back. In 1999 Chicão was killed. Marcos Luydson, his son, assumed his position. He is the Chieftain until today.

Where Are they Located?

The Xucuru people are located in the Serra do Uroruba, in Pesqueira, the last town in Pernambuco's agreste. They are divided into 26 villages with about 12,000 indigenous people. Pesqueira is 230 km from Recife and 100 km from Caruaru.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They live in villages. The farming and livestock are the basis of their sustentability. Some of the local people work in downtown. The houses are very simple. Some of the houses, that had better conditions, belonged to the expelled farmers.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They believe in Mother Nature and the enchanted creaures (demons).They practice tore dance and possess evil Spirits as thay dance. They seek spiritual and ancestral influences. They also believe in the Catholicism beliefs such as graven imagens as idols.

Prayer Points

Pray for the xucuru people to come to know the Savior.
Pray that those who attend the church keep achievable steps forward.
Pray for acess to the villages.
Pray for the physical needs of the community.

Text Source:   Anonymous