People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Korubo in Brazil


Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Send us a map of this people group in this country.
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
50 Korubo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Korubo in Brazil

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
The Korubo live in the lower Javari Valley in the Amazon of Brazil. The tribe was first contacted near the end of the last century. They have had violent confrontations with nearby groups and also killed trespassers on their land at the beginning of this century.

The Korubo hunt with clubs and poison darts. They live in community huts. They do not appear to be religious. On a few occasions they have practiced infanticide. The men and women are painted with red dye. They eat fish, spider monkeys and wild pigs as well as corn.

The Korubo have a little knowledge of agriculture which helps with their crops. Malaria has killed some of them. They speak Panoan. They are called Caceteiros by their neighbors, a term which means "men with clubs."

After an argument the tribe separated in two groups. The smaller group has contact with others but the larger group is isolated. The Brazil authorities are trying to prevent contact with them.

Prayer Points
Pray that the government of Brazil will allow the gospel to be given to the Korubo and that they will come to Jesus Christ.
Pray against the Korubo using violence and infanticide and that they will be contacted in peace.
* 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.


View Korubo in all countries.

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-11
  Submit Update:
Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Amazonas state: Terra Indígena Vale do Javari; Javari river basin near Itaquai, Ituí, and Quixiti rivers.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
Submit Map:
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Korubo
People Name General: Korubo
Alternate People Names:
CaceteirosIsolados do Itaquaí
Isolados do QuixitoMandawaka-Korubo
ROP3 Code: 105247
Joshua Project People ID: 12805
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 50 (Reported)
Population all Countries: 50
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Korubo
Ethnic Code: MIR39#
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Korubo
Language Code (ISO): xor    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Portuguese (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
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
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
Data Notes
Data Sources

Korubo in Brazil

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    South American Indigenous     America, Latin    
      Korubo Brazil    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Korubo in Brazil          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Korubo  
    All Religions                              

Direct link: