Chachi in Ecuador

Joshua Project has identified the Chachi only in Ecuador

Population

11,800

Christian

8.0%

Evangelical

1.2%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Chachi people mostly live along the river system, previously reachable easily only by boat. Now some roads are available. Of interest, their area is also occupied by village which consist principally of "black" people...believed to be direct descendants of slaves from Columbia closely nearby.


Where are they Located?

According to the Ethnologue, they live in the "north coastal jungle, Esmeraldas Province, Cayapas River and its tributaries (Onzole, Canandé, Sucio, Cojimíes, and others)." The area is a rainforest type of jungle area, inland from the Pacific ocean and close to the Ecuador border with Columbia, all in the coast.


What are Their Lives Like?

Many Chachi villages range from 50-150 people, and many are located along the rivers. Food sources are hunting and fishing, and banana/plantanain (sp?), and rice. They live in huts--often raised 5 feet off the ground: one reason being due to flooding of the river(s). Those not reached with The Gospel have "animistic" religious beliefs (spirits, witch doctor, etc.).


What are Their Beliefs?

Bible translators lived in Zapallo Grande, completing the translation of the New Testament (about 1999). The Gospel spread to as many as 18 village during 1999 as a result of missionary work. Many came to Christ so that possibly the percentage evangelized is now much higher than previously estimated in prior years.


What are Their Needs?

There is a need for a sufficient presentation of the gospel among them. They also need healthcare.


References

Lewis, M. Paul (ed.), 2009. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/.



Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Chachi
People Name in Country Chachi
Population in Ecuador 11,800
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Cayapa, Chachis
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster South American Indigenous
People Name General Chachi
Ethnic Code MIR39e
Country Ecuador
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Location in Country North coastal jungle, Esmeraldas Province, Cayapas River and its tributaries (Onzole, Canandé, Sucio, Cojimíes, and others)

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chachi (12,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chachi 12,000
Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
8%    ( Evangelical  1.2% )
Ethnic Religions
92.00%
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
15.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
85.00%
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