Cogui, Kogui in Colombia

Joshua Project has identified the Cogui only in Colombia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Cogui are located in the North Coast of Colombia in the Sierra Nevada mountain range near Santa Marta.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are mostly subsistence farmers with some hunting and gathering to supplement their crops. They live in round houses with straw roofs and often have no schools or clinics in the villages. The villages are located high in the mountains, far from the nearest road and only reachable by mule or by foot. The girls are usually married at age twelve and the boys by age fifteen to eighteen

What Are Their Beliefs?

They follow traditional worship of the spirits of the land and mountains, led by Mamos (traditional priests)

What Are Their Needs?

They have just received the translation of the complete new testament in their language, but the tribe is still for the most part unreached.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Cogui
People Name in Country Cogui, Kogui
Population in Colombia 12,000
World Population 12,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kogui
Country Colombia
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North, east, and west slopes of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kogi (12,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kogi 12,000
For Primary Language: Kogi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2000-2006)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.60 %)
1.60 %
Ethnic Religions
98.40 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
55.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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