Yaminahua, Chitonajuas in Peru

Joshua Project has identified the Yaminahua, Chitonajuas only in Peru
Population
300
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

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.


Prayer Points

* 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.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaminaw%C3%A1_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Yaminahua, Chitonajuas
People Name in Country Yaminahua, Chitonajuas
Population in Peru 300
World Population 300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Chitonajuas, Yaminahua
People ID 18802
Country Peru
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Yuruá, Mapuya, and Mishagua.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Peru
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Yuruá, Mapuya, and Mishagua.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Yaminahua (300 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: yaa   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Chitonahua
Dialect Code: 18449   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Yaminahua (300 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: yaa   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Chitonahua
Dialect Code: 18449   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Yaminahua

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1987-2010)
New Testament Yes   (2003-2008)
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: Niospa meka fena Jesucristoõnoa
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
100.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Amanecer Peru  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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