Meneca Huitoto in Colombia

Joshua Project has identified the Meneca Huitoto only in Colombia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Minica Huitoto people live in the Amazon Valley of southern Colombia, mostly between the Putamayo and Caqueta Rivers. They number approximately 8,000. As a result of receiving a land grant from the Colombian government in the late 1980's, they now live on a reserve. It exists partly to protect them from colonizers.

The Minica Huitoto people are friendly, very open to change, and usually welcome new things into their culture. Spanish missionaries brought Catholicism to the area in the 1930's. The Minica Huitoto are predominantly Roman Catholic to this day. Education is available to both boys and girls at the Catholic school. The New Testament was published in 2011, and today there are several small groups of Christians meeting in house churches. The Minica Huitoto people are skilled in making sieves, hammocks, canoes, and woven baskets. The sale of products such as these, along with agricultural work, hunting/gathering, and fishing provide a livelihood and source of income for the Minica Huitoto.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Meneca Huitoto
People Name in Country Meneca Huitoto
Population in Colombia 8,200
World Population 8,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Witoto
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 Upper Igara-Parana. Caquetá River at Isla de los Monos, Caguan River near Sanvicente del Caguan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Huitoto, Minica (8,300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Huitoto, Minica 8,300
For Primary Language: Huitoto, Minica

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1973)
New Testament Yes   (1985-2011)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Juziñamui Ñuera Uai 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 18.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
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 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
Photo Source: Dr. Rick Gillis   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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