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Aguacatec in Guatemala

Aguacatec

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Awakateko Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 6.00 % No   

Aguacatec in Guatemala

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Introduction / History
The Awakateko 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: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Huehuetenango department.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Aguacatec
People Name General: Aguacatec
Alternate People Names:
Aguacateco
ROP3 Code: 100122
Joshua Project People ID: 10181
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Central American Indigenous, other
People Name General: Aguacatec
Ethnic Code: MIR37b
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Language
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Primary Language: Awakateko (15,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): agu    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity30.00 %(Evangelical: 6.00 %)
Ethnic Religions70.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic70.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1958-1998
New Testament:
1971-1993Audio
Complete Bible: 2003
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)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Yi Antiw Bible / Yi Ac'aj Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Yi Antiw Testament / Yi Ac'aj Tes ...
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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Aguacatec in Guatemala

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