Eastern Keres Pueblo of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 7,000

ROP3 Code: 102847
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: Eastern Keres - (kee)
Religion: Ethnic Religions
Country of Origin: United States

Status of Christianity


Unengaged and Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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Majority Located Where

  Algodones, NM - 2,680

  Kewa Pueblo, NM - 2,430

  Zia Pueblo, NM - 740

  Rio Rancho, NM - 610

  Cochiti, NM - 540

Historically, they resided on Cochiti Pueblo, San Felipe Pueblo, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Zia Pueblo, and Santa Ana Pueblo.

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Brief Profile

The Eastern Keres Pueblo are a Native American people and a dialect cluster spoken by the Keres Pueblo people north of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Many of the Pueblos are located where the Spaniards first contacted them in the sixteenth century.

The Keres language consists of seven Pueblos divided into two dialect subgroups. The two dialect subgroups include the people of the seven pueblos of Acoma, Cochiti, Laguna, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, and Zia. Western Keres and Eastern Keres subgroup dialects are significantly different and are basically two different languages. The majority of Eastern Keres still speak Keres at home.

The Eastern Keres Pueblos include the Cochiti, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, and Zia. Although the word pueblo is the Spanish word for "town" or "village", it actually comes from the Latin root word populus meaning "people". The Pueblos are not specific to a town but an area. See each Pueblo link above for its geographical size.

The Keresan Pueblos, both Western and Eastern, practice a blend of their native religious practices and beliefs and those of Roman Catholicism. Some Protestants are present, but they have remained relatively insignificant in the overall religious picture.

For more information, visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center website.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God will work through dreams and others means to reveal truth found in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray that God will send Christians to share a relevant and contextualized gospel message in word and deed.

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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesAlgodonesAlbuquerqueNM2,680
United StatesKewa PuebloAlbuquerqueNM2,430
United StatesZia PuebloAlbuquerqueNM740
United StatesRio RanchoAlbuquerqueNM610
United StatesCochitiAlbuquerqueNM540