Chirripo, Cabecar in Costa Rica

Joshua Project has identified the Chirripo only in Costa Rica





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Cabecar believe in a supreme creator god named Sibo (See-boo), who reveals himself to all groups of people and gives them laws to follow. They believe Sibo walked among their first ancestors and taught them their specific laws to follow. However Sibo is not a personal god that anyone can know. There are also other gods and celestial beings, as well as ancestors. They are all to be feared. Sibo is the creator god of the Cabecar. Some Cabecar who have learned about Christianity insist that Sibo is the same person as the Lord Jesus Christ.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Chirripo
People Name in Country Chirripo, Cabecar
Population in Costa Rica 12,000
World Population 12,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Cabecar, Cabécar
Country Costa Rica
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Turrialba region.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Cabecar (12,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Cabecar 12,000
For Primary Language: Cabecar

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1968-1984)
New Testament Yes   (1993)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
17.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
68.0 %
Photo Source: Bill Miller / Joe Friberg  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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