Yukpa, Northern Motilon in Venezuela

Population

3,460

Christian

75.0%

Evangelical

4.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Bobby Gore


Introduction / History

The Yukpas living along the Colombia border near Machiques. There is constant conflict between the ranchers and the Yukpas over land ownership.

Most of the villages did not have any sanitation or water and only a few had electricity. They are primarily hunter gatherers with their main income comes from coffee and corn. They live in thatch roof huts with dirt floors and sleep on grass mats or in hammocks. They cook over open fires and their main food sources are yucca and plantain. They have very few sources for protein and have a very high infant mortality rate due to lack of clean water and medical care.


What are Their Beliefs?

Their beliefs include their tribal beliefs mixed with some contact by the Catholic organizations. Churches have been established in approximately 20 villages where water projects have been done.


What are Their Needs?

Their needs are very basic, housing, food, clothing, education and health care. They have a very high rate of alcholism.


Prayer Points

* Pray for openness and opportunities to minister among the Yukpas.
* Pray for laborers who can be involved in both evangelism and human needs projects, water systems and clinics.



Profile Source: Bobby Gore

People Name General Yukpa
People Name in Country Yukpa, Northern Motilon
Population in Venezuela 3,460
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Carib Motilon, Northern Motilon
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster South American Indigenous
People Name General Yukpa
Ethnic Code MIR39c
Country Venezuela
Continent South America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Zulia state, Areas adjacent to Colombia border

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yukpa (3,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yukpa 3,500
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
75%    ( Evangelical  4.0% )
Ethnic Religions
25.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
15.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
85.00%
Photo Source: Bobby Gore
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