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Wayampi, Oiapoque in French Guiana

Wayampi, Oiapoque

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
800 Wayampi Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.30 % No   

Wayampi, Oiapoque in French Guiana

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Introduction / History
The Amapari live in northern Brazil and are one of two groups of the Wyampi. The Amapari are proud of their language and identity. The Amapari live in an extended-family structure. The same term used for mother is also used for their mother's sisters. The society is patriarchal and matrilocal - meaning that families generally stay near their mother's family. Amapari generally marry within their tribal group to cross-cousins - this sometimes makes it difficult for young people to find potential spouses.

The Amapari are a friendly people open to developing new relationships with people whom they perceive to have a genuine interest in them. Daily sustenance is provided through hunting/gathering and farming. Staples of the diet include manioc, game, and crops they raise, such as corn. They live in thatched-roof houses which have no walls and may be one or two levels. Men generally wear loin cloths and women wear wrap-around skirts. Needs range from medical-care, agricultural training, cultural adjustment, and education as they adjust to increasing contact with the outside world. Scripture work has been made more difficult by the inability of expatriates to gain direct access to village areas. The New Testament has been available since 2003. The Jesus Film is also available in this language. Distribution of completed literature remains a concern.

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Country: French Guiana
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Cayenne district: upper Oyapock river in 2 settlements, one near Camopi, the other south along Oyapock headwaters.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Wayampi, Oiapoque
People Name General: Wayampi, Amapari
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 110730
Joshua Project People ID: 15897
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 800
Population all Countries: 1,800
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Wayampi, Amapari
Ethnic Code: MIR39e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Wayampi (800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): oym    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity20.00 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic Religions80.00 % 
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]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
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: Yes
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)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Wayampi
Text / Printed MatterBible: New Testament in Wayampi
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