Apache, Western of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 18,964

ROP3 Code: 110768
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: Western Apache - (apw)
Religion: Ethnic Religions
Country of Origin: United States

Status of Christianity


Engaged yet Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

Majority Located Where

  Holbrook, AZ - 9,275

  Tonto Basin, AZ - 5,620

  Peridot, AZ - 3,689

  Dallas, TX - 100

The majority of Western Apache reside in the Fort Apache, San Carlos, Yavapai-Apache, Tonto Apache, and the Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Indian reservations.

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Brief Profile

The Western Apache are one among five Apache people groups in the United States. They are the largest populated Apache people and almost all of them still speak their native language. In fact, they seek to maintain their mother tongue passing it on from one generation to another. Teachers in schools are often bi-lingual, speaking both the mother tongue and English.

Present day Western Apache work in a wide range of jobs. Some farm the land, others are involved in the tourist industry, while others mine and sell the semiprecious stones.

Many are very religious and have many ceremonies centered around spiritual singing and dancing. They also spend a lot of time praying to spirits and gods and believed that supernatural beings were everywhere.

However, some are strong evangelical Christians.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for evangelical Western Apache to share their faith in Christ with boldness.
  • Ask God to work through dreams and visions to reveal Jesus Christ to the Western Apache people.
  • Pray that messengers of Christ will take the message of Christ to the Western Apache people.

Resources

Global Recordings Network
Online Bible
Native Americans - Worldview and Trends
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesHolbrook AZ9,275
United StatesTonto Basin AZ5,620
United StatesPeridot AZ3,689
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX100