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Karapoto in Brazil

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,400 Portuguese Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.00 %   

Karapoto in Brazil

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Introduction / History
Though many Brazilian tribes are still undiscovered by the outside world, some have been in contact with the Portuguese speaking majority for a long time. Among these are the Karapoto people, who are somewhat assimilated with Brazilian society.

Where are they located?
Unlike most indigenous tribes of Brazil, the Karapotos live in the eastern part of the country, away from the undeveloped interior.

What are their lives like?
They have their own language which is being replaced by Brazil's trade language, Portuguese. This people group is sedentary, not nomadic like some of the other tribes of Brazil. They are farmers and herders.

What are their beliefs?
Most Karapoto associate themselves with their own ethnic religion. In their minds they think that another way of worship disconnects them from their traditions, ethnicity, and society. There are a handful of Karapoto who have put their faith in Jesus Christ, but no church planting has transpired among them for many years.

What are their needs?
Like most tribes of Brazil, the Karapoto need to be able to adjust to a world that was forced upon them. Some have accepted Christianity, but few have embraced the Lord Himself.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will fill the hearts of the few Karapoto believers with love for their unsaved friends and relatives.
* Pray that He will renew their faith and ignite their souls with the desire to see their people group know the One True God Who created them.
* Pray that the veil would drop from the spiritual eyes of the unsaved tribesman, and they would recognize and joyfully accept Jesus Christ as the Savior of their souls.
* Pray urgently that their lives will soon be abundant and full of worship and praise for Almighty God in their own, culturally distinct way.


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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-09
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Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Widespread
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Karapoto
People Name General: Karapoto
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 114618
Joshua Project People ID: 18831
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,400
Population all Countries: 2,400
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Karapoto
Ethnic Code: MIR39#
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Portuguese (2,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): por    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions95.00 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1505-2004
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1751-2017
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Atualizada (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Corrigida (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Interconfessional ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Todays New Langua ...
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Portuguese
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus film: view in Portuguese
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralOpen-licensed Bible stories on mobile ap ...
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: A Brazilian Translation
Text / Printed MatterBible: Almeida Revista e Corrigida
Text / Printed MatterBible: Nova Tradução na Linguagem de H ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Nova Versão Internacional (Brazi ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Portuguese)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Karapoto in Brazil

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    South American Indigenous     America, Latin    
      Karapoto Brazil    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Karapoto in Brazil          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Portuguese  
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