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Papavo in Brazil

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
200 Language unknown Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Papavo in Brazil

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Introduction / History
The few people who speak Papavo are vulnerable to having their lives and livelihoods destroyed by the outside world. As they come in contact with outsiders, they can contract diseases that they have no immunities to. They have been able to survive by hunting wild game and finding edible plants, but if they are forced to live in Brazilian towns or cities, they will be like fish trying to live on the land.

Where are they located?
The Papavo people live in the Amazon rainforest near the border with Peru.

What are their lives like?
A major threat to this group and many others in the Amazon Basin is the commercial exploitation of the Amazon's natural resources. This region is one of the world's last areas which contain tropical hardwoods like mahogany. Peru and Brazil are also the last strongholds of isolated, uncontacted peoples. Anthropologists and environmentalists understand the fragility of these small indigenous groups as they face outside society. Unfortunately, some indigenous groups have caused their own victimization by accepting the lure of money offered to them for their precious territories.

What are their beliefs?
The Papavo people are involved in traditional religion which involves spirit worship. They look to the spirit world to protect them from harm and ill fortune.

What are their needs?
The Papavo people need to be able to assimilate with the rest of Brazil in such a way that they are not endangered by diseases and exploitation. They are highly vulnerable as the rain forest is torn down for virgin farmland, mining, and logging.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the physical and spiritual protection of the Papavo people of Brazil.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Papavo tribe when they hear the gospel.
* Pray for them to see and understand that Christ loves them and that Christ's sacrifice is for them.
* Pray for many from this people group to embrace the savior.
* 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: 2014-05-14
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Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Acre state
(Source: AMTB 2019)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Papavo
People Name General: Papavo
ROP3 Code: 107866
Joshua Project People ID: 14306
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 200
Population all Countries: 200
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Papavo
Ethnic Code: MIR39z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Language unknown (200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): Unknown     
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions99.00 % 
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
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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Papavo in Brazil

Global                 Global
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People Cluster
    South American Indigenous     America, Latin    
      Papavo Brazil    
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            Papavo in Brazil          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Language unknown  
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