San Blas Cuna, Kuna in Panama

Joshua Project has identified the San Blas Cuna only in Panama

Population

71,000

Christian

85%

Evangelical

11%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Where are they Located?

The Kuna are spread out amongst the most remote San Blas islands and many have never left their island or village. They have not had any contact with anything else other than their neighbors and family.


What are Their Lives Like?

They generally live off the land, gathering fruits from trees or fishing in the surrounding water. Their children go to the local school, while men fish or build and the women sew Molas (brightly embroidered cloths with intricate designs) and thread traditional jewelry that will later be brought to sell in town by the few who make the trip.


What are Their Beliefs?

Beliefs vary according to the village. Many believe in various forms of voodoo and have statuettes guarding their homes. Some villages have a spiritual leader figure, similar to a ''shaman'', who will have dreams that will be later interpreted.

Other villages that have had more contact with the city and foreigners will have mixed several beliefs due to being evangelized then abandoned. They confuse Biblical truths and traditional religious practices, creating churches with followers who are taught differing ideas, according to the views of the appointed pastor.


What are Their Needs?

Their needs are for evangelists who will not only bring truth to these people, but stay to edify them and raise up pastors according to the Bible that will be able to carry on the process. Some indigenous tribes also have yet to have the Bible translated in their native language, making it even harder for believers to learn more about the Gospel on their own.




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Country Panama
Continent North America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Location in Country San Blas Islands and on the mainland
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People Name General San Blas Cuna
People Name in Country San Blas Cuna, Kuna
ROP3 Code 108599
Joshua Project People ID 14690
Indigenous Yes
Population in Panama 71,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Kuna,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kuna, San Blas 70,985
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Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Central American Indigenous, other
People Name General San Blas Cuna
Ethnic Code MIR39e
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
85%    ( Evangelical  11% )
Ethnic Religions
10.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
5.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
15.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
75.00%
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