Yukpa in Venezuela


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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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

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Yukpa, Northern Motilon in Venezuela.


Profile Source:   Bobby Gore  

People Name General Yukpa
People Name in Country Yukpa, Northern Motilon
Natural Name Yukpa
Alternate Names Carib Motilon; Northern Motilon
Population this Country 9,700
Population all Countries 12,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 16069
ROP3 Code 111118
ROP25 Code 309062
ROP25 Name Yukpa
Country Venezuela
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Zulia state: Cesar region, north Sierra de Perijá, on the Colombia border, between Palmar river north and Tucuco river south.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Venezuela
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Zulia state: Cesar region, north Sierra de Perijá, on the Colombia border, between Palmar river north and Tucuco river south..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Yukpa (9,700 speakers)
Language Code yup   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Yukpa (9,700 speakers)
Language Code yup   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Yukpa

Primary Language:  Yukpa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1965-2018)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Yukpa Jesus Film Project
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Photo Source Bobby Gore 
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