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Ikpeng, Txikao in Brazil

Ikpeng, Txikao

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
400 Ikpeng Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.25 % No No   

Ikpeng, Txikao in Brazil

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Introduction / History
The Ikpeng of Brazil are traditionally hunter-gatherers. They are now in the Xingu Indian Reservation in Central Brazil. Living in the reservation has forced them to adopt a more agrarian lifestyle. The Ikpeng live along the western bank of the Rio Xingu, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.

They mainly raise manioc and corn and supplement their diets with fish, game, and seasonal fruits and berries. Corn also has spiritual value in their culture.

They are animists and are terrified of the spirit world. They see everything they do and everything that happens to them as directly related to the spirit world.

Their whole culture and lifestyle are centered around parties. They love parties and will spend months planning and preparing for these parties, which can last for days and include dancing and food. The dancing associated with the parties also holds spiritual significance, giving a small glimpse into the spiritual depravity of the Ikpeng. There are no known believers among this group, though there have been some missionaries working with them.

Within the reserve, non-indigeneous settlement, tourism, missionary activity, and commercial enterprise are illegal.

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Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Mato Grosso state: Xingú park.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Ikpeng, Txikao
People Name General: Ikpeng, Txikao
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 102098
Joshua Project People ID: 11329
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 400
Population all Countries: 400
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Ikpeng, Txikao
Ethnic Code: MIR39#
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Primary Language: Ikpeng (400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): txi    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity10.00 %(Evangelical: 0.25 %)
Ethnic Religions90.00 % 
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 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Ikpeng, Txikao in Brazil

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