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Jacalteco in Mexico

Jacalteco

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Jakalteko Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 %   

Jacalteco in Mexico

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Introduction / History
The Jakalteko people group is one of nine languages in a cluster of neighbors. Though the languages are all in the Mayan family, no group's mother tongue can be easily understood by speakers of another.

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.

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 on their society has regrettably 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: Mexico
Continent: North America
Region: America, Latin
Persecution Rank:39 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Chiapas state: Amatenango de la Frontera municipality; Concepción Saravia near Frontera Comalapa municipality.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jacalteco
People Name General: Jacalteco
Alternate People Names:
AcatecoEastern Jacalteco
ROP3 Code: 102842
Joshua Project People ID: 11692
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 600
Population all Countries: 66,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Maya
People Name General: Jacalteco
Ethnic Code: MIR37b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Jakalteko (600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jac    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
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 Catholic100.00 %
 
(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
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1969-1991
New Testament:
1979-1997Audio
Complete Bible: 2016
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 New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Jakalteko
Text / Printed MatterBible: Nuevo Testamento yin̈ abxubal
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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Jacalteco in Mexico

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