Yucuna in Colombia

Yucuna
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People Name: Yucuna
Country: Colombia
10/40 Window: No
Population: 1,600
World Population: 1,600
Primary Language: Yucuna
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 80.00 %
Evangelicals: 5.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
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Introduction / History

Until late 1800s the Yucunas were conquering neighboring tribes. Later they became involved in trading, rubber gathering, and adapted more peaceful ways, in the 1980s involved in coca-leaf trade.

Where Are they Located?

SE Colombia, mostly along the Miriti-Parana river.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Hunters-gatherers, slash-burning farmers.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Roman Catholic mixed with traditional animism.

What Are Their Needs?

Work opportunities, training opportunities for Christian leadership.

Prayer Points

Use of the JESUS Film (done in 2007).
New opportunities to hear and read the Yucuna N.T. revision, being completed 2012, first published in 1982.

Text Source:   SIL