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Himarima in Brazil

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
90 Himarima Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.00 % No No   

Himarima in Brazil

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Introduction / History
The Himarima people are lost people, spiritually and even physically. They live in total isolation in the Amazon Rainforest. The only way people became aware that they existed is an event that happened in 1986.
Ten Himarima Indians came looking for help from some river people. The two women were crying and looking with fright at the jungle. Their language was unknown, so there was little verbal communication. The people they sought help from sexually assaulted the two women and killed them. They also killed a teenager and one child. Two other children died from other causes. The four remaining children lived as slaves in the killers' household.

Nobody has heard from the Himarima people since then. Certainly, God knows where they are. Recently, archaeologists have discovered the remains of an unknown civilization in the Amazon. Perhaps soon these lost people will be found.
There are undoubtedly many tribes like the Himarimas hidden in the Amazon River Basin. At this time, there are tribes that have no name and are known only by the river or tributary they live near. There must also be groups that are even more remote.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the survival of these people who are dear to God's heart.
* Ask God to lead loving Christians to them.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will prepare their hearts and that one day we will meet some of the Himarima people in heaven.
* 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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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-05-08
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Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Amazonas state: Tapauá valley, near the Jamamadi and Jarawara.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Himarima
People Name General: Himarima
ROP3 Code: 103785
Joshua Project People ID: 12104
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 90 (Reported)
Population all Countries: 90
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Amazon
People Name General: Himarima
Ethnic Code: MIR39#
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Himarima (90 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hir    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity20.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions80.00 % 
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 Catholic0.00 %
(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
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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Himarima in Brazil

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Amazon     America, Latin    
      Himarima Brazil    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Himarima in Brazil          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Himarima  
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