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Xambioa in Brazil



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Xambioa in Brazil

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Introduction / History
When the Portuguese first made contact with the indigenous peoples of what is now Brazil, they began a long, tragic process of assimilation for the First Nations peoples. Portuguese men intermarried with indigenous women, and their land and resources were taken from them. The First Nations peoples died by the thousands because of diseases introduced by the European settlers. The first Catholic missionaries, the Jesuits, protected these people until they were expelled by those who wanted to exploit the land and the people.

In the 20th Century, the Brazilian government attempted to protect these peoples by establishing FUNAI. The goal was to keep the indigenous peoples free from potentially harmful outside forces. Many logging, mining, and farming interests have managed to seep in none the less. The rain forest is being torn down, leaving the peoples of the interior vulnerable to disease, economic exploitation, and potential extermination.
At the end of the 19th century there were 1,350 Xambioa people, and that was reduced to 40 in 1959. Their numbers are rising in the 21st century.

Where are they located?
The Xambioa people live in Tocantins, a province in central Brazil.

What are their lives like?
Tocantins is being rapidly populated by Brazilians. There is a new hydropower station thanks to the damming of the Tocantin River. There is now a reservoir in the area used for recreation. Eco tourists come to this area. In the midst of this province, there are "parks" where the indigenous peoples like the Xambioa live, theoretically without outside interference.

What are their beliefs?
The few Xambioa people practice their own religion. In the midst of tremendous loss of their way of life and cultural norms, people tend to cling to their traditional religion. Jesus Christ is viewed as being for the dangerous Brazilians.

What are their needs?
The Xambioa people need ways to adapt to a rapidly changing world in which they have no power to change. They need to find ways to earn a living using the skills and gifts God has given them as a people.

Prayer Points
* Pray for God to open the way for these people to enter Brazilian society with a minimum of damage to their dignity and health.
* Pray for God to open the hearts of the Xambioa people so that they will joyfully receive Christ into their hearts.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among indigenous peoples of Brazil that will include the Xambioa people.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xambio%C3%A1
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/485825878535235529/
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/bigpicture/2015/11/04/the-world-indigenous-games/nNPDKVgmJZIX6bHLrm3gfM/story.html

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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-02
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Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:2
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Xambioa
People Name General: Xambioa
Alternate People Names:
Iraru mahãduIxybiowa
Karajá do Norte
ROP3 Code: 114752
Joshua Project People ID: 18869
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 300
Population all Countries: 300
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Xambioa
Ethnic Code: MIR39#
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Portuguese (300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): por    Ethnologue Listing
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
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
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:
1681-2004Audio
Complete Bible: 1751-1995
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)
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 MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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