Yucuna in Colombia

Joshua Project has identified the Yucuna only in Colombia





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Until late 1800's the Yucunas were conquering neighboring tribes. Later they became involved in trading, rubber gathering, and adapted more peaceful ways, in the 1980's involved in coca-leaf trade.

Where Are they Located?

SE Colombia, mostly along the Miriti-Parana river.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Hunters-gatherers, slash-burning farmers.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Roman Catholic mixed with traditional animism.

What Are Their Needs?

Work opportunities, training opportunities for Christian leadership.

Prayer Points

* Use of the Jesus Film (done in 2007).
* New opportunities to hear and read the Yucuna N.T. revision, being completed 2012, first published in 1982.

Profile Source:   SIL  

People Name General Yucuna
People Name in Country Yucuna
Population in Colombia 2,200
World Population 2,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Matapi, Yukuna
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 Amazonas, Miriti-Parana (tributary Caquetá); La Pedrera on lower Caquetá, Ararcuara; Leticia.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Yucuna (2,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yucuna 2,200
For Primary Language: Yucuna

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1970-2001)
New Testament Yes   (1982-2011)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: The New Testament in Yucuna 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 5.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
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 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.0 %
Profile Source: SIL  
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