Arawak, Lokono in French Guiana


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Introduction / History

The Lokono are an Arawak people who live primarily along the northern fringe of South America. Though the largest number is in Guyana, they also live in French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela and the United States.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The population of the Lokono Arawak is growing in South America, though it is common for them to be blended with other peoples, both indigenous and non-indigenous. They have been environmentalists, politicians and artists.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their traditional religion involves shamanism. One must be “born” into becoming a shaman, so there are few of them. Traditionally they had a flexible way to deal with spiritual matters. A Lokono Arawak can associate with their traditions, or they may choose not to. The Lokono Arawak are most highly reached with the gospel in Guyana, but there is a strong Christian presence among them in all the other nations where they live except French Guiana.


What Are Their Needs?

The Lokono Arawak need to put all their trust in Jesus Christ, King of kings.


Prayer Points

Pray for Lokono Arawak Christ followers to disciple others in the ways of Jesus Christ and to teach them to do the same.
Pray for a Holy Spirit revival in their churches, leading many to the abundant life promised by the Lord.
Pray for the Lord to provide for all their physical needs according to his mercy and glory.


Scripture Prayers for the Arawak, Lokono in French Guiana.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lokono
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arawak


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arawak
People Name in Country Arawak, Lokono
Alternate Names Lokono
Population this Country 1,600
Population all Countries 26,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10409
ROP3 Code 100472
ROP25 Code 300471
ROP25 Name Arawak (Lokono)
Country French Guiana
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni district: Balaté, Larivot, Saint-Sabat, and Sainte-Rose de Lima communities; Northeast and Cayenne area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country French Guiana
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni district: Balaté, Larivot, Saint-Sabat, and Sainte-Rose de Lima communities; Northeast and Cayenne area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
92.00 %
Ethnic Religions
8.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arawak (1,600 speakers)
Language Code arw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arawak (1,600 speakers)
Language Code arw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arawak

Primary Language:  Arawak

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1799-1978)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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