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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Carib Motilon, Yukpa of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 700

ROP3 Code: 111118
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
Language: Yukpa - (yup)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Colombia

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Majority Located Where

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 700

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Brief Profile

The Yukpa Carib Motilon are an indigenous people group who have immigrated from the border area of Colombia and Venezuela, where there is an ongoing and sometimes violent struggle over land rights with local cattle ranchers.

Their primary language is Yukpa, and there are a variety of different dialects within the language. Sometimes, there is hostility among speakers of the different dialects. In their homeland, only men are able to use Spanish, and only for the purpose of buying and selling.

The primary religion practiced by the Yukpa is a mixture of Roman Catholicism and their native ethnic religion. There are portions of the Bible available and some audio Bible teaching resources as well.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the Yukpa Carib Motilon to find peace in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray that the gospel would spread rapidly among the Yukpa Carib Motilon.
  • Pray for Yukpa Carib Motilon believers to be bold in spreading their faith to their unreached people in their native land, as well as to other people groups.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesMiamiMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL700

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