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Yaminahua, Chitonajuas in Peru

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
300 Yaminahua Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Yaminahua, Chitonajuas in Peru

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Introduction / History
The Yaminawa are an Amazonian tribe living in Brazil and Bolivia where they live in Madre de Dios in Peru. Yaminawa means people of the axe. The name was given to them by people not of their tribe. They speak a Panoan language. In Peru they are also called Yaminahua.

The Yaminawa have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given to them in oral form and probably in their language as not many of them speak Spanish or Portuguese. They are protecting the rain forest and have contact with others in the way they want and so maintain their culture. Their leaders have worked in recent times to have acceptable financial and social relations with those in the world away from their community.

The first main contact with the Yaminawa was made during the rubber boom which caused problems for them. They have had further problems with loggers and with oil exploration too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the gospel can be given to the Yaminawa in their own language leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the troubles they have had will cause them to accept the gospel message when given to them.


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Country: Peru
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Madre de Dios and Ucayali regions; Mapuya, and Mishagua, and Yuruá.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Yaminahua, Chitonajuas
People Name General: Yaminahua, Chitonajuas
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 114493
Joshua Project People ID: 18802
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 300
Population all Countries: 300
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Amazon
People Name General: Yaminahua, Chitonajuas
Ethnic Code: MIR39d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Yaminahua (300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): yaa    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Chitonahua
Dialect Code:18449
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions100.00 % 
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1987-2010
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 RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Yaminahua
Text / Printed MatterBible: Niospa meka fena Jesucristoõnoa
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Yaminahua, Chitonajuas in Peru

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