Guna, San Blas Guna in Panama

The Guna, San Blas Guna have only been reported in Panama
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Introduction / History

The Kuna are spread out amongst the most remote San Blas islands and many have never left their island or village. They have not had any contact with anything else other than their neighbors and family.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They generally live off the land, gathering fruits from trees or fishing in the surrounding water. Their children go to the local school, while men fish or build and the women sew Molas (brightly embroidered cloths with intricate designs) and thread traditional jewelry that will later be brought to sell in town by the few who make the trip.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Beliefs vary according to the village. Many believe in various forms of voodoo and have statuettes guarding their homes. Some villages have a spiritual leader figure, similar to a' 'shaman' ', who will have dreams that will be later interpreted.

Other villages that have had more contact with the city and foreigners will have mixed several beliefs due to being evangelized then abandoned. They confuse Biblical truths and traditional religious practices, creating churches with followers who are taught differing ideas, according to the views of the appointed pastor.


What Are Their Needs?

Their needs are for evangelists who will not only bring truth to these people, but stay to edify them and raise up pastors according to the Bible that will be able to carry on the process. Some indigenous tribes also have yet to have the Bible translated in their native language, making it even harder for believers to learn more about the Gospel on their own.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Guna, San Blas Guna in Panama.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Guna, San Blas Guna
People Name in Country Guna, San Blas Guna
Alternate Names Cuna; Guna; Tule Kaya
Population this Country 98,000
Population all Countries 98,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14690
ROP3 Code 108599
ROP25 Code 309163
ROP25 Name Kuna (Mexico)
Country Panama
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Colón province: Guna Yala comarca, Metro Colón; Panama province: Metro Panama City.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Panama
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Colón province: Guna Yala comarca, Metro Colón; Panama province: Metro Panama City..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
6.00 %
Ethnic Religions
94.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Kuna, San Blas (98,000 speakers)
Language Code cuk   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kuna, San Blas (98,000 speakers)
Language Code cuk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kuna, San Blas
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Profile Source Anonymous 
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