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Yagua in Colombia


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,000 Yagua Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % No   

Yagua in Colombia

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Introduction / History
The Yagua people speak a language by the same name. It belongs to the Peba-Yaguan language group.

What are their lives like?
The Yagua people are hunters and fishermen who are known for their use of blowguns for hunting purposes. They make their own canoes to navigate the rivers. This people group has their own traditional clothing which features wraparound skirts and beaded necklaces.

They have their own language and culture which they want to protect. Their music and dance forms entertain eco-tourists. They teach these visitors their knowledge of the local rainforest and how to make traditional handicrafts.

What are their beliefs?
Yagua religious beliefs are tied in with the spirits of the land.

What are their needs?
The Yagua people face threats from those who want to encroach on their homeland and use it for logging purposes.

Prayer Points
Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Yagua communities.

Pray for the Yagua people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.

Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Yagua people to change their society from within.

Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-05-31
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Country: Colombia
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
Persecution Rank:22 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Amazonas department: Tucuchira river near Leticia.
(Source: Ethnologue 2020)
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People Name in Country: Yagua
People Name General: Yagua
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 110919
Joshua Project People ID: 15942
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,000
Population all Countries: 8,900
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Yagua
Ethnic Code: MIR39d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Yagua (1,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): yad    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions95.00 % 
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 Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1964-1976
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Yagua
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Yagua in Colombia

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    South American Indigenous     America, Latin    
      Yagua Colombia    
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            Yagua in Colombia          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Yagua  
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