Photo Source: Karuwaya Trumai Waura
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Christian Adherents:||5.00 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South American Indigenous|
|Affinity Bloc:||Latin-Caribbean Americans|
The Trumai have settled on the upper Xingu River, moving there in the 19th century as a result of attacks from another people group. They live in four villages in Xingu National Park: Terra Preta, Boa Esperanca, Steinen and Terra Nova. They are farmers, growing primarily manioc, peppers, and beans. The Trumai language is not closely related to other languages, and is severely endangered as children are becoming native speakers of Aweti, Suya, or Portuguese.
The Trumai are a tiny tribe, and may be very insular. Christian resources are unavailable in their mother tongue.
Christians need to find ways to befriend the Trumai people, showing true concern for their material and physical needs.
There are a few followers of Christ among the Trumai tribe. Pray they will hate that which is evil and cling to what is good, being joyful in hope.
Pray the Trumai tribe will be able to flourish in rapidly changing times, and that good schools will be available to the children.