Yaminahua, Chitonajuas in Peru

Joshua Project has identified the Yaminahua, Chitonajuas only in Peru






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Yaminawa are an Amazonian tribe living in Brazil and Bolivia where they live in Madre de Dios in Peru. Yaminawa means people of the axe. The name was given to them by people not of their tribe. They speak a Panoan language. In Peru they are also called Yaminahua.

The Yaminawa have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given to them in oral form and probably in their language as not many of them speak Spanish or Portuguese. They are protecting the rain forest and have contact with others in the way they want and so maintain their culture. Their leaders have worked in recent times to have acceptable financial and social relations with those in the world away from their community.

The first main contact with the Yaminawa was made during the rubber boom which caused problems for them. They have had further problems with loggers and with oil exploration too.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the gospel can be given to the Yaminawa in their own language leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the troubles they have had will cause them to accept the gospel message when given to them.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Yaminahua, Chitonajuas
People Name in Country Yaminahua, Chitonajuas
Population in Peru 300
World Population 300
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chitonajuas, Yaminahua
Country Peru
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Yuruá, Mapuya, and Mishagua.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Yaminahua: Chitonahua (300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Yaminahua: Chitonahua 300
For Primary Language: Yaminahua

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1987-2010)
New Testament Yes   (2003-2008)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Niospa meka fena Jesucristoõnoa Text / Printed Matter
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
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 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Amanecer Peru  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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