Quechan, Kechan of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 2,475

ROP3 Code: 108235
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: United States

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  El Centro, CA - 2,475

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Brief Profile

The Quechan, Kechan (usually known as Yuma) are a Native American people who live on the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation on the lower Colorado River in Arizona and California just north of the Mexican border.

Their language, Quechan, is a language of California, spoken by mostly a few hundred elders. Most Quechan speakers are elders, but some young people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.

According to Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, "Largely an agriculture community, the Tribe leases its 700 acre farm to a non-Indian farmer. It also operates a long-term sand and gravel lease with a non-Indian corporation which employs 8 to 10 tribal members. In addition to farming and the sand and gravel operation, the Fort Yuma Quechan Reservation counts on tourism and related business to augment its economy."

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Christians to meet the physical along with spiritual needs of the Quechan people.
  • Pray God will enlighten unreached Quechan people to God's free gift of grace through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray God will open Christians eyes and ears to see and hear the needs of Quechan people.
  • Pray Christians will intentionally engage and plant churches among unreached Quechan people.


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United StatesWinterhavenEl CentroCA2,475