Enlhet in Paraguay

The Enlhet have only been reported in Paraguay
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Introduction / History

Enlhet is a language of Paraguay’s Chaco region. The people who speak it are also called the northern Enxet people. They live in the departments of Concepción, Presidente Hayes and Boquerón.

Traditionally, they lived on what they hunted and fished, harvested fruits and honey from the The colonization operated by the Paraguayan State through the sale of lands considered public between 1885-1887, was carried out by Anglican missionaries who penetrated along with cattle ranchers and military men, modifying and alienating the Enxet territory. Before the invasion of their territory, the economy of this people was based on hunting, gathering and fishing; they also cultivated small farms and had some domestic animals.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They still practice hunting and gathering as in the past, but with lesser results. They also cultivate sweet potatoes, tobacco, corn and manioc. They work in the Mennonite colonies and in the ranches of the Zone where they carry out the heaviest and less remunerated work.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They held festivals when there was an abundance of honey, carob or any of the raw materials used to drink during the ceremonies. They recognize seven main festivals, some of which, with variations, are shared with the other Enlhet-Enlhet peoples. There is the Yanmana (women's initiation), Waynkya (the male initiation festival) Kyaiya (related to the seasons), and other festivals for war, marriage, welcoming visitors and funerary ceremonies.

About two thirds of the Enlhet people are Christian, mostly Roman Catholic. Some are Evangelical. They might also engage in indigenous religious practices.


What Are Their Needs?

The Enlhet people live in a rural area where adequate medical care is hard to obtain.


Prayer Points

Pray that there be no mixture or confusion between what the word says and their ancestral beliefs.
Pray for a clear knowledge of the gospel and the Christian life on the part of the members of the evangelical churches.
Pray for the leaders of the church, for their preparation and development.
Pray for wisdom on the part of the non-Enlhet evangelical world to know how to provide healthy support to these people.


Scripture Prayers for the Enlhet in Paraguay.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enlhet_language
Samaritan’s Purse


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Enlhet
People Name in Country Enlhet
Alternate Names Enenlhit
Population this Country 8,700
Population all Countries 8,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 20698
ROP3 Code 117063
ROP25 Code 302331
ROP25 Name Enlhet
Country Paraguay
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alto Paraguay department; Boquerón department: Filadelfia; Presidente Hayes department: Paratodo and north.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Paraguay
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alto Paraguay department; Boquerón department: Filadelfia; Presidente Hayes department: Paratodo and north..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
75.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Enlhet (8,700 speakers)
Language Code enl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Enlhet (8,700 speakers)
Language Code enl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Enlhet

Primary Language:  Enlhet

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete Yes  (1995-2016)
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