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Yukpa, Northern Motilon in Venezuela

Yukpa, Northern Motilon

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,400 Yukpa Christianity 75.00 % 4.00 % No No   

Yukpa, Northern Motilon in Venezuela

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Introduction / History
The Yukpas living along the Colombia border near Machiques. There is constant conflict between the ranchers and the Yukpas over land ownership.

Most of the villages did not have any sanitation or water and only a few had electricity. They are primarily hunter gatherers with their main income comes from coffee and corn. They live in thatch roof huts with dirt floors and sleep on grass mats or in hammocks. They cook over open fires and their main food sources are yucca and plantain. They have very few sources for protein and have a very high infant mortality rate due to lack of clean water and medical care.

What are their beliefs?
Their beliefs include their tribal beliefs mixed with some contact by the Catholic organizations. Churches have been established in approximately 20 villages where water projects have been done.

What are their needs?
Their needs are very basic, housing, food, clothing, education and health care. They have a very high rate of alcholism.

Prayer Points
* Pray for openness and opportunities to minister among the Yukpas.
* Pray for laborers who can be involved in both evangelism and human needs projects, water systems and clinics.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Country: Venezuela
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Zulia state: Cesar region, north Sierra de Perijá, on the Colombia border, between Palmar river north and Tucuco river south.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Yukpa, Northern Motilon
People Name General: Yukpa
Alternate People Names:
Carib MotilonNorthern Motilon
ROP3 Code: 111118
Joshua Project People ID: 16069
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,400
Population all Countries: 13,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
People Name General: Yukpa
Ethnic Code: MIR39c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Yukpa (9,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): yup    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity75.00 %(Evangelical: 4.00 %)
Ethnic Religions25.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic85.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1965
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Yukpa
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
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Yukpa, Northern Motilon in Venezuela

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People Cluster
    South American Indigenous     America, Latin    
      Yukpa Venezuela    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Yukpa, Northern Motilon in Venezuela          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Yukpa  
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