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Yuana in Venezuela


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,100 Yuwana Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 26.00 % No No   

Yuana in Venezuela

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The Yuana (or Joti) people live in Sierra Maigualida in the Amazon region of Venezuela. The 1993 census indicated they live in 25 communities. They gather wild fruit and honey, and cultivate bananas, corn, cassava, and other produce. They hunt the tapir, peccary, and other game with spear and blowgun. Two groups have been touched by missionaries, one by an evangelical mission and another by the Catholic mission in San Jose de Kayama.

Ministry Obstacles
Access to this tribe is difficult and they may be wary of outsiders.

Outreach Ideas
There has been limited exposure to Christianity by a few in this tribe, and scripture portions are available in their language. These provide a basis for discipling some in the group.

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Pray for the few in this tribe who identify themselves as Christians. Pray the Lord will give them real understanding of what it means to know and follow Christ, not mixing their faith with traditional religions.

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Pray this tribe will be protected from exploitation and from disease introduced by outsiders.

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Country: Venezuela
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Bolivar state: Kaima river, a Cuchivero river tributary; Amazonas state: isolated groups on Iguana, an Asita river tributary, and on the Parucito, a Manapiare river tributary.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Yuana
People Name General: Yuana
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 111102
Joshua Project People ID: 16063
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,100
Population all Countries: 7,100
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Yuana
Ethnic Code: MIR39d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Yuwana (7,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): yau    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity30.00 %(Evangelical: 26.00 %)
Ethnic Religions70.00 % 
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 significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1999
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Yuana in Venezuela

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People Cluster
    South American Indigenous     America, Latin    
      Yuana Venezuela    
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            Yuana in Venezuela          
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      Ethnic Religions     Yuwana  
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