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Aikana, Tubarao in Brazil

Aikana, Tubarao

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
300 Aikana Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 25.00 % No   

Aikana, Tubarao in Brazil

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Introduction / History
The Aikanã were originally semi-nomadic people, living in the rainforest. Later they worked for rubber barons, tapping trees for latex sap. With help from the government the Aikanã resettled in reservation land exclusively for them as an indigenous community, entitled to social and health benefits. Today they work in agriculture, livestock, mining and logging.

Tradition has taught the Aikanã people about a good, creator god who takes care of them and an evil god who causes fear and bad events. About half of them still adhere to these beliefs, doing their best to stay in the favor of the good deity. Though this may sound similar to Scripture, the "good" god possesses many character flaws and must be appeased in order to "bless" his worshippers. And the people live in fear, because the two spirits are thought to be equal in power.

The Aikanã Christians grieve as they watch others try to drown their problems with alcohol. Believers' choices reflect the value God places on human life and family relationships. Contrary to custom, they don't practice infanticide or indulge in adulterous relationships. They radiate peace instead of cowering in fear and feeling worthless.

Churches have grown up among the Aikanã, but the leaders are all volunteers in their 20s. Many older people — even the pastors' parents — disapprove of this "new" faith. It is hard for the Christians to defend and share their beliefs without Scripture in their mother tongue.

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Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Rondônia, west of Vilhena, near Cuiabá-Porto Velho highway.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Aikana, Tubarao
People Name General: Aikana, Tubarao
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 110236
Joshua Project People ID: 15610
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 300
Population all Countries: 300
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Aikana, Tubarao
Ethnic Code: MIR39#
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Aikana (300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tba    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity50.00 %(Evangelical: 25.00 %)
Ethnic Religions50.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant50.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
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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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
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 Aikana
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Aikana, Tubarao in Brazil

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