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Metyktire in Brazil


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
100 Kayapo Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Metyktire in Brazil

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Introduction / History
The Metyktire are an indigenous people living in Brazil in the Menkregnoti reservation of the Amazon. First contact was made with them when two of their tribesmen came to a Kayapo village earlier this century.

The Metyktire are thought to be formerly a part of the Kayapo tribe and that they moved deeper into the jungle. They speak a Kayapo language. They are difficult to find as there is much jungle where they are and have few rivers close by. This is an obstacle to the gospel. They wear no clothes and the women shave their heads.

The government of Brazil does not allow contact with them except with doctors to prevent the spread of diseases among them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Brazilian government will allow them to be evangelized and that they will be protected from diseases.
* Pray that they will find Jesus Christ and come to him.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-17
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Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Mato Grosso and Pará states: Xingú Park, both sides of Xingú river, west up to the Iriri and tributaries; west bank to Fresco and Zinho rivers; 14 villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Metyktire
People Name General: Metyktire
ROP3 Code: 114991
Joshua Project People ID: 19664
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 100
Population all Countries: 100
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Metyktire
Ethnic Code: MIR39z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kayapo (100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): txu    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions100.00 % 
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 Catholic0.00 %
(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: 1975-1978
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
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kayapo
Text / Printed MatterBible: Metĩndjwỳnh Kute Memã Kabẽn ...
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Metyktire in Brazil

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People Cluster
    South American Indigenous     America, Latin    
      Metyktire Brazil    
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            Metyktire in Brazil          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Kayapo  
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