Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: South American Indigenous

Language: Epena - (sja)

Alternate Name(s): Epena, Emberá-Saija, Epená Saija, Epéna Pedée, Southern Embera, Southern Empera, Eperara Siapidara

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Colombia

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Population: 4,300

Global Population: 4,300

PEID: 16278

ROP: 108522

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Saija of Colombia, numbering 4,300, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the South American Indigenous people cluster within the Latin-Caribbean Americans affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Colombia. Their primary language is Epena. The primary religion practiced by the Saija is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

Bible Translations: Available

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