The Cuiba call themselves "Wamonae". The majority of them live in Colombia. About a third of the tribe lives in Venezuela. They make their home along the banks of several rivers. Fishing is important to them, as well as hunting and gathering fruit that grows wild nearby. Women make several handcrafts from materials they find in nature. Several attempts to displace them have been unsuccessful and they continue to live on traditional lands.
The Cuiba have a history of people from outside taking advantage of them. On one occasion not many decades ago, members of the tribe were lured away and killed in an effort to steal their land. There may be an understandable mistrust of outsiders, including missionaries.
There are Cuiba believers in Colombia and in Venezuela. These brothers and sisters could be encouraged to obey Christ's command to make him known among other members of their tribe.
Pray that the Cuiba believers would be strengthened in the faith. Pray they would reject adding anything to the simple gospel. Pray the Cuiba would know peace and protection from those who wish to trick them and take advantage of them. Pray they would have adequate health care and education that respects their community. Pray for a movement to Christ this decade.
Scripture Prayers for the Cuiba in Venezuela.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Cuiba|
|People Name in Country||Cuiba|
|Population this Country||500|
|Population all Countries||1,400|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Apure state: upper Capanaparo river area and Riecito tributary. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Cuiba
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1987-2010)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: The New Testament in Cuiba-Wamonae|
|Text / Printed Matter||Download scripture in this language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 2.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|