Yucuna in Colombia

Joshua Project has identified the Yucuna only in Colombia
Population
2,100
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Until late 1800's the Yucunas were conquering neighboring tribes. Later they became involved in trading, rubber gathering, and adapted more peaceful ways, in the 1980's involved in coca-leaf trade.


Where Are they Located?

SE Colombia, mostly along the Miriti-Parana river.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Hunters-gatherers, slash-burning farmers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Roman Catholic mixed with traditional animism.


What Are Their Needs?

Work opportunities, training opportunities for Christian leadership.


Prayer Points

* Use of the Jesus Film (done in 2007).
* New opportunities to hear and read the Yucuna N.T. revision, being completed 2012, first published in 1982.


Profile Source:   SIL  

People Name General Yucuna
People Name in Country Yucuna
Population in Colombia 2,100
World Population 2,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Matapi, Yukuna
People ID 16066
ROP3 Code 111107
Country Colombia
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Amazonas department: Puerto Santander municipality, 3 enclaves; Ararcuara, La Pedrera on lower Caquetá, Leticia, Mirití-Paraná; Caqueta department: part of westernmost enclave.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Colombia
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Amazonas department: Puerto Santander municipality, 3 enclaves; Ararcuara, La Pedrera on lower Caquetá, Leticia, Mirití-Paraná; Caqueta department: part of westernmost enclave..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Yucuna (2,100 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ycn   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Yucuna (2,100 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ycn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Yucuna

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1970-2001)
New Testament Yes   (1982-2011)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: The New Testament in Yucuna
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
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
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.0 %
Profile Source: SIL  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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