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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Apache, Jicarilla of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 2,243

ROP3 Code: 104264
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: Jicarilla Apache - (apj)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: United States

Majority Located Where

  , NM - 2,243

The Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation is located within two northern New Mexico counties: Rio Arriba County and Sandoval County. Around 95% of the Apache, Jicarilla people live in the tribal headquarters community of Dulce, near the reservation's northern end.

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Brief Profile

Apache is the collective name for several tribes related groups of Native Americans in the United States. These indigenous peoples of North America speak a Southern Athabaskan (Apachean) language, and are related linguistically to the Athabaskan speakers of Alaska and western Canada.

The Apache, Jicarilla people are one among five Apache people groups in the United States currently residing in northern New Mexico near the Colorado border. Linguistically related to Athapascan tribes in western Canada and Alaska, the Spaniards first named the Jicarilla people because of their expertness in making vessels of basketry.

The Apache, Jicarilla land has been a long disputed territory due to its rich resources. Culturally, they are organized into matrilineal clans. The Jicarilla Apache Nation is world-renowned for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and hiking opportunities.

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Prayer Points

  • Pray that God will work in the lives of the Jicarilla people to renew their faith in Christ.
  • Ask God to work in the lives of the younger generation of Jicarilla who are becoming increasing tempted in a secular way of life.

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