Quechua, Cajamarca in Peru

Joshua Project has identified the Quechua, Cajamarca only in Peru





Largest Religion

Main Language


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.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Quechua, Cajamarca
People Name in Country Quechua, Cajamarca
Population in Peru 36,000
World Population 36,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Cajamarca Quechua
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Quechua
People Name General Quechua, Cajamarca
Ethnic Code MIR39g
People ID 11075
Country Peru
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Cajamarca, Chetilla, and Los Baños districts. Western dialect in Chetilla District; Eastern in Porcón and Cajamarca valley areas.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Quechua, Cajamarca (37,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Quechua, Cajamarca 37,000
For Primary Language: Quechua, Cajamarca

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1985-1994)
New Testament Yes   (2004-2008)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Mushuq Tistamintu Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
99.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
Photo Source: David Fronterhouse  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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