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Achi, Rabinal in Guatemala

Achi, Rabinal

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
66,000 Achi Christianity 99.00 % 12.00 %   

Achi, Rabinal in Guatemala

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Introduction / History
The Achi people group is one of nine languages that make up the Guatemala Cluster. Though the languages are all in the Mayan family, no group's mother tongue can be easily understood by speakers of another.

Where are they located?
The mountainous area where these people groups live is dotted with volcanoes. Most families engage in agriculture, raising plenty of food in the fertile soil. Some supplement their income, raising coffee, sugar, cardamom or bananas as cash crops. Sheep provide wool for a wide variety of woven and embroidered clothing and intricate handicrafts.

What are their beliefs?
Among these indigenous peoples, about 70 percent are animists, who revere spirits in nature and of ancestors. About 30 percent are Christians, but their impact has been minimal.

Mayan religion pervades traditional rites, customs and ways of thinking. In recent years, foreigners have stirred a resurgence of interest in Mayan worldview, along with its religious practices.

Some Christian believers clearly demonstrate their faith through their choices and attitudes, but they long to better understand their relationship with God. How does He affect their daily lives and relationships? Many are asking for Old Testament Scriptures.

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Country: Guatemala
Continent: North America
Region: Central and South America
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:2
Location in Country:Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, and El Progreso departments; El Quiché department: Uspantan municipality.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Achi, Rabinal
People Name General: Achi, Rabinal
Alternate People Names:
Rabinal Achi
ROP3 Code: 108254
Joshua Project People ID: 14510
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 66,000
Population all Countries: 66,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Central American Indigenous, other
People Name General: Achi, Rabinal
Ethnic Code: MIR37b
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Language
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Primary Language: Achi (66,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): acr    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Rabinal
Dialect Code:448
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity99.00 %(Evangelical: 12.00 %)
Ethnic Religions1.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant35.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic55.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1962-1993
New Testament:
1984-2009Audio
Complete Bible: 1992
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Achi
Text / Printed MatterBible: I 'utz laj tzij re i dios
Text / Printed MatterBible: Ri utzilaj tzij re ri kanimajawal ...
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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