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Mixteco, Diuxi Tilantongo in Mexico

Mixteco, Diuxi Tilantongo

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,400 Mixtec, Diuxi-Tilantongo Christianity 95.00 % 1.10 %   

Mixteco, Diuxi Tilantongo in Mexico

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Introduction / History
Mixtec groups live in the mountains of Southern Mexico. They maintain a pre-Columbian language and culture. They have their own language, Diuxi Tilantongo Mixtec, though most also speak Spanish. It is very different than neighboring languages. Their numbers are declining as many are migrating to the US.

What are their lives like?
Today the Diuxi Tilantongo Mixtecs are usually subsistence farmers who grow corn, beans and squash. Their farming equipment is usually basic. They improve their diet through hunting and fishing. They go to the forests to collect things to sell in the markets. They sell woven and ceramic goods as well.

The culture of the Mixtec is both hierarchical and patriarchal. Those who move to the US usually maintain very strong cultural, family, and financial ties to their communities of origin. Most are oral learners and do not read or write in their own language.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Diuxi Tilantongo Mixtec people is a form of folk Catholicism. They revere Catholic saints, nature spirits and their ancestors, whom they believe are the guardians of Mixtec ways. They have regular fiestas to honor and revere their gods and patron saints.

What are their needs?
The Diuxi Tilantongo Mixtec people need to put their trust and identity in the hands of the loving God of Creation who sent his son to make it possible for them to enter the Kingdom of God.

Prayer Points
Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Diuxi Tilantongo Mixtec.

Pray God will have mercy on the Mixtec, doing whatever it takes to place them in a position to receive him.

Ask God to open the hearts of the Mixtec to the gospel.

Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.



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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-05-05
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Country: Mexico
Continent: North America
Region: America, Latin
Persecution Rank:38 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Oaxaca state: Diuxi and Tilantongo areas, 20 towns or villages. Mexico City, Oaxaca City and Puebla City.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Mixteco, Diuxi Tilantongo
People Name General: Mixteco, Diuxi Tilantongo
Alternate People Names:
Central Nochistlan MixtecMixtec, Diuxi-Tilantongo
Mixteco, Central NochistianMixteco, Diuxi-Tilantongo
Mixteco, TilantongoNochixtlan
ROP3 Code: 102633
Joshua Project People ID: 11572
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,400
Population all Countries: 4,400
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Mixteco
People Name General: Mixteco, Diuxi Tilantongo
Ethnic Code: MIR37c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mixtec, Diuxi-Tilantongo
Language Code (ISO): xtd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Spanish (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 1.10 %)
Ethnic Religions2.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious3.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
COMIMEX Morelia Scale:Level 4   Church in birth
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1973-2001
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
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mixtec, Diuxi-Tilant ...
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Mixtec, Diuxi-Tilantongo
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Mixteco, Diuxi Tilantongo in Mexico

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People Cluster
    Mixteco     America, Latin    
      Mixteco, Diuxi Tilantongo Mexico    
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            Mixteco, Diuxi Tilantongo in Mexico          
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      Christianity     Mixtec, Diuxi-Tilantongo  
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