Yagua in Peru


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Introduction / History

The Yagua people speak a language by the same name. It belongs to the Peba-Yaguan language group.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Yagua people are hunters and fishermen who are known for their use of blowguns for hunting purposes. They make their own canoes to navigate the rivers. This people group has their own traditional clothing which features wraparound skirts and beaded necklaces.

They have their own language and culture which they want to protect. Their music and dance forms entertain eco-tourists. They teach these visitors their knowledge of the local rainforest and how to make traditional handicrafts.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Yagua religious beliefs are tied in with the spirits of the land.


What Are Their Needs?

The Yagua people face threats from those who want to encroach on their homeland and use it for logging purposes.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to bless this community economically and spiritually.

Ask God to raise up Yagua who are more desirous to know the truth than to stay on the broad road.

Ask God to send loving, committed workers to the Yagua in the near future.

Pray the Yagua would no longer be hidden away from the influence of Christ.

Pray for many of them to make disciples who will make even more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Yagua in Peru.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Yagua
People Name in Country Yagua
Alternate Names Yava
Population this Country 8,000
Population all Countries 9,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15942
ROP3 Code 110919
ROP25 Code 308895
ROP25 Name Yagua
Country Peru
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Loreto region: Iquitos to Brazil border; northeast Amazon river area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Peru
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Loreto region: Iquitos to Brazil border; northeast Amazon river area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Yagua (8,000 speakers)
Language Code yad   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Yagua (8,000 speakers)
Language Code yad   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yagua

Primary Language:  Yagua

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1964-1976)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1994-2013)
Bible-Complete No
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