Navajo in United States

The Navajo have only been reported in United States
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Introduction / History

The Navajo people are an indigenous tribe located in the southwest of the United States. They refer to themselves as the Diné, and speak an Athabaskan language. The Navajo people first encountered Spanish colonizers in the 17th century, and have undergone much hardship and near extinction. The Navajo people today are a federally recognized nation with its own sovereignty, and self governing authorities on the reservation.


Where Are they Located?

Most Navajos live on the Navajo reservation, which is made up of the boundaries of northeast Arizona, northwest New Mexico, and southeast Utah. It is the largest Indian reservation in the United States. Other Navajos live in rural towns near the reservation.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Navajos live modern life while still retaining their culture and heritage. While some are employed and working, there are others that are poverty stricken. There are problems that exist on the reservation such as alcohol and drug abuse, and family problems. Despite all this, Navajos have adjusted and adapted to modern American living for the most part.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some Navajos are Christian, but are mostly either non-religious or believe in the Navajo Traditional Religion. There is also a multitude of those involved in the Native American Church. The Navajo Traditional Religion is the Indigenous religion of the Navajo passed down from generation to generation. There are many elements of animism and shamanism in their Traditional Religion.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Navajo in United States.


References

Canyon de Chelly through Navajo Eyes, Sky Horse Productions, (2016) Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0jEaEkj0Pg Linford, L.D., Navajo Places: History, Legend, Landscape, The University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, UT Matthews W., Navaho Legends, The University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, UT Navajo Nation Government, (ND) Retrieved from: http://www.navajo-nsn.gov/history.htm Oral Tradition and History of the Diné


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Navajo
People Name in Country Navajo
Alternate Names Dine; Navaho
Population this Country 314,000
Population all Countries 314,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13257
ROP3 Code 107125
ROP25 Code 305920
ROP25 Name Navajo
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Arizona: northeast; Colorado; New Mexico: northwest; Utah: southeast.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Arizona: northeast; Colorado; New Mexico: northwest; Utah: southeast..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
60.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Navajo (314,000 speakers)
Language Code nav   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Navajo (314,000 speakers)
Language Code nav   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Navajo
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Seb az86556 - Wikimedia  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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