Xukuru in Brazil

The Xukuru have only been reported in Brazil
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Xucuru people live in the Uroruba montain range in Pesqueira. For a long time, they were expelled from their land by the farmers. In 1998 the chieftain called Chicão got his land back. But they still had to fight to get their territory back. In 1999 Chicão was killed. Marcos Luydson, his son, assumed his position. He is the Chieftain until today.


Where Are they Located?

The Xucuru people are located in the Serra do Uroruba, in Pesqueira, the last town in Pernambuco's agreste. They are divided into 26 villages with about 12,000 indigenous people. Pesqueira is 230 km from Recife and 100 km from Caruaru.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They live in villages. The farming and livestock are the basis of their sustentability. Some of the local people work in downtown. The houses are very simple. Some of the houses, that had better conditions, belonged to the expelled farmers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They believe in Mother Nature and the enchanted creaures (demons).They practice tore dance and possess evil Spirits as thay dance. They seek spiritual and ancestral influences. They also believe in the Catholicism beliefs such as graven imagens as idols.


Prayer Points

Pray for the xucuru people to come to know the Savior.
Pray that those who attend the church keep achievable steps forward.
Pray for acess to the villages.
Pray for the physical needs of the community.


Scripture Prayers for the Xukuru in Brazil.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-11
People Name General Xukuru
People Name in Country Xukuru
Population this Country 13,000
Population all Countries 13,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Xucuru
People ID 19148
ROP3 Code 115122
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Brazil
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Portuguese (13,000 speakers)
Language Code por   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Portuguese (13,000 speakers)
Language Code por   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Portuguese

Primary Language:  Portuguese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1505-2004)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1681-2004)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1751-2017)
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Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus film: view in Portuguese Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
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Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
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Photo Source Ricardo Stuckert/Agência Brasil - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Anonymous  
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