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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Cahuilla of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 3,000

ROP3 Code: 101847
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: United States

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Majority Located Where

  Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA - 540

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Brief Profile

The Cahuilla people reside in central southern California, both on and off the Cahuilla Reservation. They are divided into three groups based on the geographical region in which they live: Desert Cahuilla, Mountain Cahuilla and Western (San Gorgonio Pass) Cahuilla.

All three spoke the Cahuilla language, had similar lifestyles and practiced the same traditions. The Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians are Desert Cahuilla, and are one of a total of nine Cahuilla Indian nations. The other eight are: Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians, Ramona Band of Cahuilla Indians, Santa Rosa Band of Mission Indians and Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Indians.

Although the majority claim to follow Roman Catholicism, their religious beliefs often do not impact their everyday lives.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Cahuilla Christians to grow in their faith and to share the message of Christ with other tribes associated with the Cahuilla.
  • Pray for Cahuilla to avoid the cultural temptation to be "in name only" followers of Christ.
  • Pray that messengers of the Gospel will take the message of Christ to the Cahuilla people


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