Quechua, Cajamarca in Peru

Quechua, Cajamarca
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People Name: Quechua, Cajamarca
Country: Peru
10/40 Window: No
Population: 38,000
World Population: 38,000
Primary Language: Quechua, Cajamarca
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 92.00 %
Evangelicals: 4.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Quechua
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Quechuan people have Incan backgrounds and most do not speak Spanish. They have been abused by miners and often because of their native backgrounds. They are discriminated against by richer and upper class people. This people group has been around for hundreds of years. Some even trace their bloodlines to the tribes before the Incans.

Where Are they Located?

They are usually located higher in the mountains, and they travel to the main mountain cities (Cajamarca, Banos, etc.) to sell and trade. But most frequently are found near Llacanora, Peru. Many are scattered in the mountainsides surrounding cities.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They live in wooden houses, and some live in caves. They cook rice, chicken, and potatoes. They often walk for miles to gather water from the rivers. The children are now learning to read, but the older generation cannot read or write. Education is not important to them. They often will spend hours working in the field. Their lives are simple but tough. They continue to work to provide daily for their family.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they all believe in a God, they do not all believe in Jesus Christ as their savior. Many are deeply rooted in nominal Catholicism.

What Are Their Needs?

They need education and teachers.

Prayer Points

Pray for people to go and minster and pray for Bible resources in their language.

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