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Mixteco, Pinotepa Nacional in Mexico

Mixteco, Pinotepa Nacional

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
31,000 Mixtec, Pinotepa Nacional Christianity 95.00 % 17.00 % No   

Mixteco, Pinotepa Nacional in Mexico

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Introduction / History
Enriched by its ancient cultural traditions, yet influenced by modern trends, the Pinotepa Mixtecos enjoy a rural life in the tropical region of coastal Mexico. Thousands of years ago, their ancestors were part of the Aztec empire — a heritage today's generation still honors.

Despite the movement of younger generations to cities both in Mexico and the United States to study and work, the Pinotepa Mixtecos have retained their cultural identity through music, dance, crafts and song.

People in the villages typically work in the fields or as farmers, masons, merchants, craftsmen and artisans. These workers form the basis of a stable economy. The rainy climate also provides the people the food they need through their own agricultural activities or through commerce with the main cities.

What are their beliefs?
Christianity was introduced into this rich tradition six decades ago. A New Testament was completed in 1980 but these people need the foundation of the Old Testament in their mother tongue to truly flourish and influence society.

Though almost all Pinotepa Mixtecos are identified as Christians through the official state religion, the majority still believe in the spirits of the hills and rivers, as well as witches and nahualism, the belief in a personal guardian spirit that resides in an animal. These beliefs encourage superstition and vices that run counter to the Word of God.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-05-08
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Country: Mexico
Continent: North America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Oaxaca state: Jamiltepec district, Pinotepa de Don Luis, San Antonio Tepetlapa, San Francisco Sayultepec, San Juan Atoyac, San Juan Cacahuatepec, San Juan Jicayán, San Miguel Tlacamama, San Pedro Jicayán, San Pedro Tulixtlahuaca, San Sebastian Ixcapa, Santa Cruz Itacuán, Santa María Jicaltepec, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, and Tulixtlahuaca.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Mixteco, Pinotepa Nacional
People Name General: Mixteco, Pinotepa Nacional
Alternate People Names:
Coastal MixtecMixtec, Coastal
ROP3 Code: 102243
Joshua Project People ID: 11394
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 31,000
Population all Countries: 31,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Mixteco
People Name General: Mixteco, Pinotepa Nacional
Ethnic Code: MIR37c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mixtec, Pinotepa Nacional
Language Code (ISO): mio    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Spanish (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 17.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant20.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
COMIMEX Morelia Scale:Level 6   Church in spiritual growth
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1962-2007
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Film / Video
Text / Printed MatterBible: Tutu chaa cha iyo cuenda ra hahnu ...
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Mixteco, Pinotepa Nacional in Mexico

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