Yukpa, Northern Motilon in Venezuela


Population
11,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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

* 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
Population in Venezuela 11,000
World Population 16,600
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Carib Motilon, Northern Motilon
People ID 16069
Country Venezuela
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Zulia state, Areas adjacent to Colombia border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Venezuela
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Zulia state, Areas adjacent to Colombia border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Yukpa (11,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: yup   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Yukpa (11,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: yup   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Yukpa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1965)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
85.0 %
Photo Source: Bobby Gore  
Profile Source: Bobby Gore  
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