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Asurini do Xingu in Brazil

Asurini do Xingu

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
200 Asurini of Xingu Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 2.00 % No No   

Asurini do Xingu in Brazil

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Introduction / History
Caló ancestors fled the Iberian Peninsula during the 16th century Inquisition. The people immigrated to Brazil between the 16th and 19th centuries. Many still live in suburb tents; some own businesses in cities. People work in shops and hotels, and drive taxis. Caló men often buy products on the border to sell in cities. Woman are fortunetellers, card and palm readers. Since Chibi speakers are not technically "indigenous," they are not well-accepted in Brazil. This large people group clings to the margins of mainstream society, sometimes hiding their identity.

Chibi-speaking men wear loose-fitting pants, colorful embroidered shirts, earrings and gold jewelry; some also boast gold teeth. Ladies wear skirts and blouses. Older women use doily head-coverings and wear as much jewelry as they can afford. All Caló people love to dance and sing; they rarely refuse opportunities to perform in public.

Religious practices in Caló culture mix animistic traditions and Christian rituals. A fear of spirits permeates daily life. Their religious heritage is a world religion worshipping a pantheon of gods, so these pragmatic people do whatever improves their circumstances. This includes faithful church attendance and rigorous attention to rituals, alongside trusting fortunetellers' advice.

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Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Pará state: Rio Picava; Xingu river near Altamira.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Asurini do Xingu
People Name General: Asurini do Xingu
Alternate People Names:
AssuriniAssurini do Xingu
Asurini XinguAwaeté
ROP3 Code: 100583
Joshua Project People ID: 10471
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 200
Population all Countries: 200
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Guarani
People Name General: Asurini do Xingu
Ethnic Code: MIR39e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Asurini of Xingu (200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): asn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity50.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions50.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic100.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Asurini do Xingu in Brazil

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