Pilaga Toba in Paraguay


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

At one time the Pilaga and the Toba were separate tribes, but now they are merged.

Pilaga is a dying language. Most people who speak it live in Argentina, though there are a few in Paraguay as well.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Pilaga speakers are adjusting to a Spanish speaking world. There are fewer and fewer efforts to help children in classrooms who only speak the Pilaga language. There is a book that includes the myths and legends of the Pilaga and Toba tribes, which will hopefully keep their culture alive.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Pilaga Toba are almost entirely Christian today. In Argentina they have a stronger bent towards Evangelicalism than they do in Paraguay. There is always the danger of them slipping back into traditional religion.


What Are Their Needs?

Their identity as a tribe is in serious jeopardy. The Pilaga Toba people need to keep their identity and their eyes on Jesus Christ. The Lord may be all they have left.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move mightily among the Pilaga Toba tribe, leading them to a greater future, despite the obstacles.
Pray for the Lord to use the Pilaga Toba people to reach tribes that lack an adequate gospel witness.
Pray for Pilaga Toba disciples to make hundreds of other disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Pilaga Toba in Paraguay.


References

https://www.amazon.com/Myths-Toba-Pilaga-Indians-Chaco/dp/1163135615
https://www.elararchive.org/dk0092/
Samaritan’s Purse


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Pilaga Toba
People Name in Country Pilaga Toba
Alternate Names Pilaga
Population this Country 300
Population all Countries 6,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14391
ROP3 Code 108030
ROP25 Code 306716
ROP25 Name Pilaga
Country Paraguay
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Paraguay
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Pilaga (300 speakers)
Language Code plg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Pilaga (300 speakers)
Language Code plg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Pilaga

Primary Language:  Pilaga

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1938-1978)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1993)
Bible-Complete No
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Pilaga YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Pilaga YouVersion Bibles
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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