Yuana in Venezuela

The Yuana have only been reported in Venezuela
Population
8,100
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Yuana (or Joti) people live in Sierra Maigualida in the Amazon region of Venezuela. The 1993 census indicated they live in 25 communities. They gather wild fruit and honey, and cultivate bananas, corn, cassava, and other produce. They hunt the tapir, peccary, and other game with spear and blowgun. Two groups have been touched by missionaries, one by an evangelical mission and another by the Catholic mission in San Jose de Kayama.


Ministry Obstacles

Access to this tribe is difficult and they may be wary of outsiders.


Outreach Ideas

There has been limited exposure to Christianity by a few in this tribe, and scripture portions are available in their language. These provide a basis for discipling some in the group.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few in this tribe who identify themselves as Christians. Pray the Lord will give them real understanding of what it means to know and follow Christ, not mixing their faith with traditional religions.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray this tribe will be protected from exploitation and from disease introduced by outsiders.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Yuana
People Name in Country Yuana
Population in Venezuela 8,100
World Population 8,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Waruwaru, Yuwana
People ID 16063
ROP3 Code 111102
Country Venezuela
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Bolivar state: Kaima river, a Cuchivero river tributary; Amazonas state: isolated groups on Iguana, an Asita river tributary, and on the Parucito, a Manapiare river tributary.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Venezuela
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Bolivar state: Kaima river, a Cuchivero river tributary; Amazonas state: isolated groups on Iguana, an Asita river tributary, and on the Parucito, a Manapiare river tributary..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Yuwana (8,100 speakers)
Language Code yau   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yuwana
Primary Language Yuwana (8,100 speakers)
Language Code yau   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yuwana

Primary Language:  Yuwana

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1999)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 26.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
Photo Source Steven Bove 
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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