Cuiba in Venezuela

Main Language
Largest Religion
Progress Gauge


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.

Ministry Obstacles

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.

Outreach Ideas

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.

Prayer Focus

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
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 11443
ROP3 Code 102327
Country Venezuela
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Apure state: upper Capanaparo river area and Riecito tributary.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Venezuela
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Apure state: upper Capanaparo river area and Riecito tributary..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Cuiba in Venezuela
Primary Language Cuiba
Language Code cui   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Cuiba
Language Code cui   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Cuiba

Primary Language:  Cuiba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1974-1997)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1987-2010)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
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
100.0 %
Photo Source ZIPPASGO - Wikimedia  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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