Meneca Huitoto in Colombia

The Meneca Huitoto have only been reported in Colombia
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Minica Huitoto people live in the Amazon Valley of southern Colombia, mostly between the Putamayo and Caqueta Rivers. As a result of receiving a land grant from the Colombian government in the late 1980s, they now live on a reserve. It exists partly to protect them from colonizers.

The Minica Huitoto people are friendly, very open to change, and usually welcome new things into their culture. Spanish missionaries brought Catholicism to the area in the 1930s. The Minica Huitoto are predominantly Roman Catholic to this day. Education is available to both boys and girls at the Catholic school. The New Testament was published in 2011, and today there are several small groups of Christians meeting in house churches. The Minica Huitoto people are skilled in making sieves, hammocks, canoes, and woven baskets. The sale of products such as these, along with agricultural work, hunting/gathering, and fishing provide a livelihood and source of income for the Minica Huitoto.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Meneca Huitoto in Colombia.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Meneca Huitoto
People Name in Country Meneca Huitoto
World Population 2,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Witoto
People ID 13671
ROP3 Code 106539
Country Colombia
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Amazonas and Caquetá departments: Isla de los Monos in Caquetá river basin; Putumayo department: Leguizamo minicipality; Caguan river area near Sanvicente del Caguan unconfirmed.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Colombia
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Amazonas and Caquetá departments: Isla de los Monos in Caquetá river basin; Putumayo department: Leguizamo minicipality; Caguan river area near Sanvicente del Caguan unconfirmed..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Witoto, Minika (2,400 speakers)
Language Code hto   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Witoto, Minika (2,400 speakers)
Language Code hto   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Witoto, Minika

Primary Language:  Witoto, Minika

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1973)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1985-2011)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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: Juziñamui Ñuera Uai
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2020  Dr. Rick Gillis  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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