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Quechua, Cajamarca in Peru

Quechua, Cajamarca

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
38,000 Quechua, Cajamarca Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 % No   

Quechua, Cajamarca in Peru

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Introduction / History
The Quechuan people have Incan backgrounds and most do not speak Spanish. They have been abused by miners and often because of their native backgrounds. They are discriminated against by richer and upper class people. This people group has been around for hundreds of years. Some even trace their bloodlines to the tribes before the Incans.

Where are they located?
They are usually located higher in the mountains, and they travel to the main mountain cities (Cajamarca, Banos, etc.) to sell and trade. But most frequently are found near Llacanora, Peru. Many are scattered in the mountainsides surrounding cities.

What are their lives like?
They live in wooden houses, and some live in caves. They cook rice, chicken, and potatoes. They often walk for miles to gather water from the rivers. The children are now learning to read, but the older generation cannot read or write. Education is not important to them. They often will spend hours working in the field. Their lives are simple but tough. They continue to work to provide daily for their family.

What are their beliefs?
Though they all believe in a God, they do not all believe in Jesus Christ as their savior. Many are deeply rooted in nominal Catholicism.

What are their needs?
They need education and teachers.

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Country: Peru
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Cajamarca region: Chetilla and Los Baños districts; western dialect: Chetilla district, eastern dialect: Porcón and Cajamarca valley areas; La Libertad region: small area on west bank of Rio Marañon.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Quechua, Cajamarca
People Name General: Quechua, Cajamarca
Alternate People Names:
Cajamarca Quechua
ROP3 Code: 101848
Joshua Project People ID: 11075
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 38,000
Population all Countries: 38,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Quechua
People Name General: Quechua, Cajamarca
Ethnic Code: MIR39g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Quechua, Cajamarca (38,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): qvc    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity92.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
Ethnic Religions8.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic100.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1985-1994
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mushuq Tistamintu
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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