• PEOPLE NAME: MBYA OF BRAZIL

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PEID: 16785

ROP: 101658

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Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: Guarani

Language: Mbyá Guaraní - (gun)

Alternate Name(s): Guarani Mbya, Brazilian Guaraní, Mbyá, Mbua, Mbiá, Bugre, Nhande Va'e (SELF)

Primary Religion: Christianity - Other / Marginal

Country: Brazil

Also found in: Argentina; Paraguay

Population: 7,300

Global Population: 27,900


PEID: 16785

ROP: 101658

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Mbya of Brazil, numbering 7,300, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Guarani people cluster within the Latin-Caribbean Americans affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 27,900 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Mbyá Guaraní. The primary religion practiced by the Mbya is marginal Christianity, a form of religion with roots in Christianity but not theologically Christian.


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