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Hunsrik in Brazil


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,146,000 Hunsrik Christianity 85.00 % 1.50 % No No   

Hunsrik in Brazil

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Introduction / History
The Hunsrik people, who live in Brazil, are almost all professing Christians; however, for the most part, their Christianity is nominal. Though many people go to church, they hardly ever talk about Jesus. Rather, they live in fear of spirits and regularly consult traditional religious leaders.

The Hunsrick, a Germanic people, immigrated to Brazil about 200 years ago. Although they came from many different regions of Germany, for commercial and social reasons they set aside their local dialects in favor of Hunsrik, the majority language.

Most of the Hunsrik live in mountainous regions of Southern and Southeastern Brazil. They enjoy singing and playing music, particularly during their festivals, which occur close to the harvest season.

Because their language was unwritten until very recently, the Hunsrik people do not have God's Word in their mother tongue. Now, in association with mission organizations and two major denominations, a team of translators is ready to bring the Gospel of Luke and the "JESUS" film to the Hunsrik people, so they may move out of bondage to fear and into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Country: Brazil
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Widespread. Many in Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, and Santa Catarina states.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Hunsrik
People Name General: Hunsrik
ROP3 Code: 115634
Joshua Project People ID: 20652
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,146,000
Population all Countries: 3,146,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Germanic
People Name General: Hunsrik
Ethnic Code: CEW19
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hunsrik (3,146,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hrx    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity85.00 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious15.00 % 
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)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Hunsrik in Brazil

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People Cluster
    Germanic     America, Latin    
      Hunsrik Brazil    
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            Hunsrik in Brazil          
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