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Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua in Brazil

Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,000 Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.30 % No No   

Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua in Brazil

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Introduction / History
Ucayali-Yurua is one of the broader Asheninca languages.

Where are they located?
The Ucayali-Yurua Asheninca people live in western Brazil and eastern Peru. They are very remote. Because of their remote location, they are less likely to come in contact with outsiders than indigenous peoples who live closer to Brazilian and Peruvian settlements.

What are their lives like?
The few people who speak Ucayali-Yurua Asheninka are vulnerable to having their lives and livelihoods destroyed by the outside world. They do not have immunities to the diseases that outsiders subject them to. For many generations 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 probably be like fish trying to live on the land.

The Brazilian government is trying to protect indigenous people by keeping outsiders away. Such a situation provides them protection until loggers and miners arrive, often undetected by the government. Government protection also keeps missionaries away, which means that they will not hear the gospel.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Ucayali-Yurua Asheninca is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

What are their needs?
The Ucayali-Yurua Asheninca people need the chance to learn job skills that will prepare them for the inevitable day when they have full contact with outsiders. They will also need adequate medical care and schools.

Prayer Points
* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Ucayali-Yurua Asheninca people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Ucayali-Yurua Asheninca people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Ucayali-Yurua Asheninca people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.
* 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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Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Acre state: border area with Peru, Juruá river between Amônia, Arara, and Breu tributaries; Tarauacá river, Envira tributary.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua
People Name General: Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua
Alternate People Names:
Asheninca Ucayali-yuruaAsheninca-Kampa
Ucayali-yurua Asheninca CampaUcayali-Yurua Ashninca Campa
ROP3 Code: 110353
Joshua Project People ID: 15681
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,000
Population all Countries: 9,600
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua
Ethnic Code: MIR39a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua (1,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): cpb    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
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: 2000
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Text / Printed MatterBible: Kameethari Ñaantsi: ikenkitha-ta ...
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Asheninka, Ucayali-Yurua in Brazil

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