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Carabayo, Macusa in Colombia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
200 Carabayo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Carabayo, Macusa in Colombia

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Introduction / History
The Carabayo people live in the region of Rio Puré National Park which they share with two other tribes. It is located in the southeast of Colombia in the Colombian Amazon rainforest near Brazil. The Park is protected.

The Carabayo live in long houses. They are also called Aroje and speak the Carabayo language. Macusa is a term that is connected to local languages. Carabayo is a mocking name that was given to them.

Contact with those searching for rubber has caused violent confrontations in the past for the Carabayo and has caused them to go away from other local groups and be isolated. The Government recently has allowed them to be isolated and to keep their traditional lands also.

Prayer Points
* Pray that missionaries who are Christians will bring the Carabayo to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the troubles they have had will make them receptive to the gospel and lead them to salvation too.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.


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Country: Colombia
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
Persecution Rank:47 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Amazonas department: halfway between San Bernardo and Pure rivers. At least 3 long houses.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Carabayo, Macusa
People Name General: Carabayo
Alternate People Names:
ArojeGuaviare Macusa
ROP3 Code: 101883
Joshua Project People ID: 11096
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 200
Population all Countries: 200
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Carabayo
Ethnic Code: MIR39d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Carabayo (200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cby    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions100.00 % 
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]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Carabayo, Macusa in Colombia

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People Cluster
    South American Indigenous     America, Latin    
      Carabayo Colombia    
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            Carabayo, Macusa in Colombia          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Carabayo  
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