Yukpa, Northern Motilon in Colombia


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Yukpas living along the Colombia border near Machiques. There is constant conflict between the ranchers and the Yukpas over land ownership.

Most of the villages did not have any sanitation or water and only a few had electricity. They are primarily hunter gatherers with their main income comes from coffee and corn. They live in thatch roof huts with dirt floors and sleep on grass mats or in hammocks. They cook over open fires and their main food sources are yucca and plantain. They have very few sources for protein and have a very high infant mortality rate due to lack of clean water and medical care.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their beliefs include their tribal beliefs mixed with some contact by the Catholic organizations. Churches have been established in approximately 20 villages where water projects have been done.


What Are Their Needs?

Their needs are very basic, housing, food, clothing, education and health care. They have a very high rate of alcholism.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Yukpa, Northern Motilon in Colombia.

* Pray for openness and opportunities to minister among the Yukpas.
* Pray for laborers who can be involved in both evangelism and human needs projects, water systems and clinics.


Profile Source:   Bobby Gore  

People Name General Yukpa
People Name in Country Yukpa, Northern Motilon
World Population 15,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Carib Motilon, Northern Motilon
People ID 16069
ROP3 Code 111118
Country Colombia
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Cesar department: Augustín Codazzi municipality and municipalities north and south, Colombia-Venezuela border in Serranía de Perijá mountain range. Río Casacará dialect in Agustín Codassi municipality along Casacará river and Caño Iroka. Yukpa sur dialect, Becerril municipality.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Colombia
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 47  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Cesar department: Augustín Codazzi municipality and municipalities north and south, Colombia-Venezuela border in Serranía de Perijá mountain range. Río Casacará dialect in Agustín Codassi municipality along Casacará river and Caño Iroka. Yukpa sur dialect, Becerril municipality..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Yukpa (3,100 speakers)
Language Code yup   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Yukpa (3,100 speakers)
Language Code yup   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yukpa

Primary Language:  Yukpa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1965)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Yukpa
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 35.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Photo Source Bobby Gore 
Profile Source Bobby Gore  
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