PEID: 16435

ROP: 114941

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Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: Other Hispanic American

Language: Saramaccan - (srm)

Alternate Name(s): Matawai, Matoewari, Matuari

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Suriname

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Population: 1,700

Global Population: 1,700

PEID: 16435

ROP: 114941

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical

Overview: The Matawari of Suriname, numbering 1,700, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Other Hispanic American people cluster within the Latin-Caribbean Americans affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Suriname. Their primary language is Saramaccan. The primary religion practiced by the Matawari is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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