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Tapuia in Brazil



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
200 Portuguese Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 %   

Tapuia 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 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.

Where are they located?
The Tapuia people live in central Brazil.

What are their lives like?
There are so few Tapuia people that they are in danger of disappearing as a people. In the past they have been able to survive by hunting wild game, fishing, and finding edible plants, but as they are forced to live in Brazilian towns or cities, they must adapt to a foreign world. Many are in the process of adapting right now. A 2007 news article mentions one of their members joining a Brazilian protest march demanding the impeachment of their president.

What are their beliefs?
The language of the Tapuia people is Curripaco, and their primary religion is listed as "ethnic." This means that their religion probably involves an effort to appease the spirits that is common in such belief systems.

What are their needs?
The Tapuia people need a way to enter Brazilian society without being destroyed as a people. God wants these people to maintain their dignity and to be able to worship Him. They are created in His image for His purposes.

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 Tapuia 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 Tapuia people.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_peoples_in_Brazil
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Tapuia-People/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415808978073757218/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/04/17/brazils-impeachment-vote-isnt-just-about-ousting-the-president/
http://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=17121
http://balagan.info/brazilian-tribes-in-colonial-times

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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-13
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Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Goiás state
(Source: AMTB 2019)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tapuia
People Name General: Tapuia
Alternate People Names:
Tapua-XavanteTapuia
TapuioTapuya
ROP3 Code: 115814
Joshua Project People ID: 19143
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 200
Population all Countries: 200
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Tapuia
Ethnic Code: MIR39#
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Portuguese (200 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
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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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Tapuia in Brazil

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