Arara do Rio Amonia in Brazil

Arara do Rio Amonia
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People Name: Arara do Rio Amonia
Country: Brazil
10/40 Window: No
Population: 500
World Population: 500
Primary Language: Language unknown
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Amazon
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

There are several small tribes that combined make up the Arara do Rio Amonia group. Even then, their numbers are small.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Arara do Rio Amonia live in an area owned by the Brazilian military. They have few opportunities for hunting and they fish mainly in the summer. Their staple food is casava, which they also eat in the form of flour. They also brew caicuma, a beverage made from casava for festivals and social gatherings.
Traditionally the Araro do Rio Amonia practiced polygamy, where a man could have more than one wife. Today each man can only have one wife. They give Portuguese names to their children. They struggle to have adequate education and health care.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Many from this tribe consider themselves Roman Catholic, but their hearts are with a traditional religion called pajelan├ža. This involves prayers to the spirits, and rituals performed in a secret place.

What Are Their Needs?

The Arara do Rio Amonia people need to be given the chance to hear the life-changing gospel so they can enjoy life to the full.

Prayer Points

Pray for loving gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Arara do Rio Amonia people and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of these people would be open and ready to follow him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Arara do Rio Amonia families so the gospel will spread rapidly.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Arara do Rio Amonia people to become fruitful so others will be drawn to Jesus Christ.

Text Source:   Joshua Project