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Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa in Paraguay

Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Pai Tavytera Christianity 65.00 % 3.00 % No No   

Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa in Paraguay

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Introduction / History
The Pai Tavytera are part of the Guarani linguistic family that used to be the dominant tribal group in much of Paraguay and neighboring countries. Due to the Spainards treatment of the Guarani tribe the tribe split up into a number of tribes similar in culture and language.

They live on government designated reservations and survive by growing gardens, working on neighboring ranches and do some hunting and gathering.

Where are they located?
The Pai Tavytera are located in Paraguay on the eastern side near the border of Brazil. The Kaiwa, or Kaiowa or Caiwa live on the Brazil side of the border.

What are their beliefs?
Animists, in other words there are many spirits, the sun, animals, etc that control every aspect of life and must be manipulated through prayers and ceremonies.

What are their needs?
There are a number of solid believers both on the Paraguay and Brazil side. The need is to see these believers equipped to reach there own people in a culturally relevant way.

Prayer Points
* For communication of the truth in the heart language of the people.
* Growth of the local churches.
* Equipping of the believers to reach their own people.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-18
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Country: Paraguay
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Amambay, Canindeyú, Concepción, and San Pedro departments.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa
People Name General: Pai Tavytera
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107751
Joshua Project People ID: 14258
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Pai Tavytera
Ethnic Code: MIR39e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Pai Tavytera (15,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pta    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity65.00 %(Evangelical: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions35.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
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]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Pai Tavytera, Kaiwa in Paraguay

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      Pai Tavytera Paraguay    
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