Korubo in Brazil

The Korubo have only been reported in Brazil
This people group’s population is unknown or estimated to be extremely small. This people group may have assimilated into larger surrounding groups and may no longer be recognizable as a distinct group. To ensure every people group is represented, Joshua Project includes unknown and very small population people groups until on-site research determines they do not exist. More info at Small People Group Policy.
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Introduction / History

The Korubo tribe was first contacted near the end of the 19th century. They speak Panoan. They have had violent confrontations with nearby groups and also killed trespassers on their land. They are called Caceteiros by their neighbors, a term which means "men with clubs."
The Korubo live in the lower Javari Valley in Brazil's Amazon Basin.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Korubo have a little knowledge of agriculture. Instead, they hunt with clubs and poison darts. They eat fish, spider monkeys and wild pigs as well as corn.
Like many peoples in this region, the men and women are painted with red dye. Their hair is cut as if a bowl had been placed over their heads. They live in community huts. On a few occasions they have practiced infanticide, sometimes as a sacrifice. Malaria has killed some of them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They do not appear to be religious, though they have their own beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

After an argument the tribe separated in two groups. The smaller group has contact with others, but the larger group is isolated. The Brazil authorities are trying to prevent contact with them.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to shower his abundant mercy on the Korubo people.
Pray against the Korubo using violence and infanticide, and that they will be contacted peacefully.
Pray for them to have an awakening of the Holy Spirit to the centrality of worshiping their creator.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give their elders Christ-centered dreams and visions.


Scripture Prayers for the Korubo in Brazil.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korubo_people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-05-11
People Name General Korubo
People Name in Country Korubo
Population this Country 50
Population all Countries 50
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Caceteiros; Isolados do Itaquaí; Isolados do Quixito; Mandawaka-Korubo; Mayá; Mayo
People ID 12805
ROP3 Code 105247
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Amazonas state: Terra Indígena Vale do Javari; Javari river basin near Itaquai, Ituí, and Quixiti rivers.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Amazonas state: Terra Indígena Vale do Javari; Javari river basin near Itaquai, Ituí, and Quixiti rivers..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Korubo
Language Code xor   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Portuguese
Primary Language Korubo
Language Code xor   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Portuguese
People Groups Speaking Korubo

Primary Language:  Korubo

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

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