Hupda in Colombia


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Introduction / History

The Hupda are a tribe living in Colombia and Brazil. They speak a language that is part of the Naduhup language family.
They have been in contact with European colonists since the 18th century. Tragically, the Hupda people have suffered many deadly epidemics as a result.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Hupda people are hunters. They do not farm like the nearby tribes. Families are their source of labor and their economic force. They live in nuclear families which might add mothers-in-laws, orphaned nieces, widowed aunts, etc. These families might be large or small. They have 20 clans, and they always marry outside their clans. Clans are led by an elderly man who knows their clan's history. These clan leaders are not always the chief. Each clan shares a set of stories and ceremonies which give them their identity as a group.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Hupda people are shamanists. They depend on male shamans, for both medical and spiritual needs. Everything that happens now has happened in the past. For this reason, it's essential to understand the myths of one's clan that show how to deal with both physical and spiritual problems. They cure these problems through the use of a shaman's rituals.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hupda people need help in adapting to those around them. They have suffered from smallpox and other epidemics through contact with outsiders. It may not be possible for them to remain isolated in a couple of decades.


Prayer Points

Pray for God to intervene with his mercy as the Hupda people come in contact with outsiders.
Pray for sent out ambassadors of Christ to go to them, sharing the gospel in a culturally sensitive way.
Pray for spiritual openness among their clan leaders and shamans.
Pray for the Lord to shower his mercy and goodness upon the Hupda people in Colombia and Brazil.


Scripture Prayers for the Hupda in Colombia.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hupda_people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Hupde
People Name in Country Hupda
Alternate Names Hupda Maku; Hupde Maku; Maku; Maku-Hupda; Maku-Hupdah; Maku-Yuhup; Yahup Maku
Population this Country 300
Population all Countries 2,300
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 12158
ROP3 Code 103922
ROP25 Code 303116
ROP25 Name Hupdah
Country Colombia
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Vaupés department: Papurí and Tiquié river systems.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Colombia
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 34  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Vaupés department: Papurí and Tiquié river systems..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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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 %
Primary Language Hupde
Language Code jup   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Hupde
Language Code jup   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hupde

Primary Language:  Hupde

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
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