Yagua in Colombia

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People Name: Yagua
Country: Colombia
10/40 Window: No
Population: 1,000
World Population: 9,000
Primary Language: Yagua
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 5.00 %
Evangelicals: 2.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Yagua people speak a language by the same name. It belongs to the Peba-Yaguan language group.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Yagua people are hunters and fishermen who are known for their use of blowguns for hunting purposes. They make their own canoes to navigate the rivers. This people group has their own traditional clothing which features wraparound skirts and beaded necklaces.

They have their own language and culture which they want to protect. Their music and dance forms entertain eco-tourists. They teach these visitors their knowledge of the local rainforest and how to make traditional handicrafts.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Yagua religious beliefs are tied in with the spirits of the land.

What Are Their Needs?

The Yagua people face threats from those who want to encroach on their homeland and use it for logging purposes.

Prayer Points

Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Yagua communities.

Pray for the Yagua people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.

Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Yagua people to change their society from within.

Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.

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