The Yaminawa are an Amazonian tribe living in Brazil and Bolivia where they live in Madre de Dios in Peru. Yaminawa means people of the axe. The name was given to them by people not of their tribe. They speak a Panoan language. In Peru they are also called Yaminahua.
The Yaminawa have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given to them in oral form and probably in their language as not many of them speak Spanish or Portuguese. They are protecting the rain forest and have contact with others in the way they want and so maintain their culture. Their leaders have worked in recent times to have acceptable financial and social relations with those in the world away from their community.
The first main contact with the Yaminawa was made during the rubber boom which caused problems for them. They have had further problems with loggers and with oil exploration too.
Pray that the gospel can be given to the Yaminawa in their own language leading them to Jesus Christ.
Pray that the troubles they have had will cause them to accept the gospel message when given to them.
Scripture Prayers for the Yaminahua, Chitonajuas in Peru.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Yaminahua, Chitonajuas|
|People Name in Country||Yaminahua, Chitonajuas|
|Alternate Names||Chitonajuas; Yaminahua|
|Population this Country||300|
|Population all Countries||300|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Madre de Dios and Ucayali regions; Mapuya, and Mishagua, and Yuruá. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Yaminahua (300 speakers)|
|Language Code||yaa Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||18449 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Yaminahua
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2003-2013)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Yaminahua||Jesus Film Project|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Yaminahua||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Bible app direct APK download||SIL|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Yaminahua||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Download scripture in this language||eBible.org|