Meneca Huitoto in Colombia

Joshua Project has identified the Meneca Huitoto only in Colombia
Population
8,300
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 8,300
World Population 8,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Witoto
People ID 13671
Country Colombia
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 46  (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
Country Colombia
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 46  (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
Primary Language: Huitoto, Minica (8,300 speakers)
Language Code: hto   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Huitoto, Minica (8,300 speakers)
Language Code: hto   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Huitoto, Minica

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1973)
New Testament Yes   (1985-2011)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Juziñamui Ñuera Uai
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.00 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
Photo Source: Dr. Rick Gillis   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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