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Matses in Brazil

Matses

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
900 Matses Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 2.00 % No   

Matses in Brazil

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Introduction / History
The Matses are a tribe of Peru and Brazil in the Amazon. They speak Matses and Spanish and Portuguese is also spoken. They live between the Javari and Galvez rivers. Many live in the Matses Indigenous Reserve. They hunt and sell meat to help them earn a living. Matses means 'people' in their language. They are also called Mayoruna.

At the present time they are having problems with poachers and illegal logging. It has been said that their living conditions have gotten worse and that they could become extinct.

The Matses know about animal and plant life where they are and rely on this in the forests. They hunt with bow and arrows. Their religion is animist and they worship human and animal spirits. They were first to make contact with the outside world when SIL missionaries came to them in the late 1960s.

The Matses practice polygamy and like cross-cousin marriages. There was conflict between them and the Peruvian government but they are at peace with them now. Each village has its own chief. There are difficulties in them getting medicines. Maybe medical staff who are Christians could help them in this area.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the contact they had with SIL missionaries in the past will help bring
the Matses to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the troubles they are having will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that the Matses will not become extinct.

References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mats%C3%A9s_people

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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-30
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Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Amazonas state: Terra Indígena Lameiãro, Terra Indígena Vale do Javari, Javari river basin; Terra Indígena Mayoruna, Solimões river area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Matses
People Name General: Matses
Alternate People Names:
MatseMatse's
MaxironaMayoruna
ROP3 Code: 106444
Joshua Project People ID: 13606
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 900
Population all Countries: 6,100
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Amazon
People Name General: Matses
Ethnic Code: MIR39d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Matses (900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mcf    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity14.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions86.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic85.00 %
 
(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 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1976-1988
New Testament:
1993-2008
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Matses
Text / Printed MatterBible: Esuquidistu Chuiquin Tantiamete
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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Matses in Brazil

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