Quechua, Cajamarca in Peru

Joshua Project has identified the Quechua, Cajamarca only in Peru

Population

34,600

Christian

99%

Evangelical

4.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Quechuan people have Incan backgrounds and most do not speak Spanish. They have been abused by miners and often because of their native backgrounds. They are discriminated against by richer and upper class people. This people group has been around for hundreds of years. Some even trace their bloodlines to the tribes before the Incans.


Where are they Located?

They are usually located higher in the mountains, and they travel to the main mountain cities (Cajamarca, Banos, etc.) to sell and trade. But most frequently are found near Llacanora, Peru. Many are scattered in the mountainsides surrounding cities.


What are Their Lives Like?

They live in wooden houses, and some live in caves. They cook rice, chicken, and potatoes. They often walk for miles to gather water from the rivers. The children are now learning to read, but the older generation cannot read or write. Education is not important to them. They often will spend hours working in the field. Their lives are simple but tough. They continue to work to provide daily for their family.


What are Their Beliefs?

Though they all believe in a God, they do not all believe in Jesus Christ as their savior. Many are deeply rooted in nominal Catholicism.


What are Their Needs?

They need education and teachers.


Prayer Points

Pray for people to go and minster and pray for Bible resources in their language.



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Country Peru
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Cajamarca, Chetilla, and Los Baños districts. Western dialect in Chetilla District; Eastern in Porcón and Cajamarca valley areas

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People Name General Quechua, Cajamarca
People Name in Country Quechua, Cajamarca
ROP3 Code 101848
Joshua Project People ID 11075
Indigenous Yes
Population in Peru 34,600
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Cajamarca Quechua,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Quechua, Cajamarca 34,637
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Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Quechua
People Name General Quechua, Cajamarca
Ethnic Code MIR39g
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
99%    ( Evangelical  4.0% )
Ethnic Religions
1.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
100.00%
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