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Toba-Maskoy in Paraguay


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,400 Toba-Maskoy Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % No No   

Toba-Maskoy in Paraguay

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Introduction / History
Most Toba-Maskoy are poor and work on farms or for tips from tourists, some take jobs in a nearby Mennonite town. Their poverty causes some to rely on traditional, shaman-centered religious beliefs.

They have long inhabited the semi-desert land in the Central Chaco of Paraguay. The people are generally poor. They sometimes perform traditional dances and rituals in front of foreigners for tips. The only nearby town is the Mennonite colony of Loma Plata, which has helped the Toba economy greatly. The Toba people will often travel to this Mennonite town in search of work. There, men will tend farms, and women clean homes to earn extra income. More than 100 years ago, Anglicans and Mennonites in the area introduced Christianity to the Toba people. Today, half the population profess to be Catholic, while the other half claim to be evangelicals, yet very few have knowledge of the Bible. The Christian faith has not been a vital influence because the people lack heart language Scripture. Toba speakers are in desperate need of God's Word and local teachers who are willing to teach them.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-19
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Country: Paraguay
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Alto Paraguay department: Puerto Guarani area south; Concepción and Presidente Hayes departments: Boquerón Kue, Casanillo-Aldea Campo Rayo, Casanillo-Aldea Capiatá, Casanillo-Aldea Casanillo, Casanillo-Aldea Linda Vista, Casanillo-Campo Aroma, Casanillo-San Rafael, Castilla, Estancia Laguna Porã, Livio Fariña-Pueblito, María Auxiliadora-Km 40, Pozo Amarillo, Riacho Mosquito, San Isidro-Km 39; confluence, Apa and Paraguai rivers.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Toba-Maskoy
People Name General: Toba-Maskoy
Alternate People Names:
Paraguayan Toba
ROP3 Code: 110112
Joshua Project People ID: 15519
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,400
Population all Countries: 2,400
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Toba-Maskoy
Ethnic Code: MIR39e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Toba-Maskoy (2,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tmf    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 15.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic90.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Toba-Maskoy in Paraguay

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