Puinave of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 300

ROP3 Code: 108161
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: South American Indigenous
Language: Puinave - (pui)
Religion: Ethnic Religions
Country of Origin: Colombia

Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 300

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Brief Profile

The Puinave (also known as Puinare or Wanse) are an indigenous people group who have immigrated from their homelands in Colombia and Venezuela. In their home countries, they rely mainly on slash and burn subsistence agriculture and fishing as well as hunting and gathering.

Their primary language is Puniave. Their primary religion is an ethnic religion which is deeply rooted in their ethnic identity. Conversion to Christianity essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that the barriers of traditional religion would be broken down.
  • Pray that the gospel would spread rapidly among the Puinave.
  • Pray for Puinave believers to be bold in spreading their faith to their unreached people in their native lands, as well as to other people groups.


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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesNew YorkNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY300