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Mixteco, Cacaloxtepec in Mexico

Mixteco, Cacaloxtepec

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,400 Mixtec, Cacaloxtepec Christianity 95.00 % 1.50 % No No   

Mixteco, Cacaloxtepec in Mexico

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Introduction / History
This is not a big group….just one village. It would be so easy to overlook them! Nevertheless, with its own dialect and particular customs, there exist barriers that isolate this group from others. When Jesus spoke of making disciples of all nations, He was talking about ethnic groups – even this tiny one, which has yet to see an Evangelical church amongst them.

Dialect speakers: 68% of the population spoke the language. According to the 1995 Census, 542 of the people spoke the dialect (language) out of a population of 796 (municipal of Cacloxtepec).

Where are they located?
Villages: Santiago Cacaloxtepec, in the district of Huajuapan.
Location/Terrain: Located 4 hours northwest of Oaxaca City in the Sierra Mixteca. It is a semiarid region known for its scarcity of vegetation.

What are their beliefs?
There is no Evangelical church. No believers were found at the time of the investigation. A Catholic priest lives in the village and has much influence with the people. The village has a huge Catholic Church, four separate chapels and two new chapels under construction. There are four Catholic priests, all born in this village that work outside of their community. One of them is writing a book, in their dialect, about the history of this ethnic group.

What are their needs?
Water Projects: Extend the existing water system enabling more homes to have water service. The community is also in need of another well to be dug that would the installation of a pump.

Marketing Opportunity: There is a factory in the village that was used in the production of sombreros and other products of palm leaf. Currently the factory is closed but the work goes on, except now, these skilled hat weavers make everything by hand. One real need is to establish markets that would enable the village factory to get back on line.

Construction Projects: Many houses were destroyed with an earthquake that struck in June of 1999. Any type of assistance in rebuilding or new construction could open some permanent doors for the gospel.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-05-11
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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: Santiago Cacaloxtepec town.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Mixteco, Cacaloxtepec
People Name General: Mixteco, Cacaloxtepec
Alternate People Names:
HuajuapanHuajuapan Mixtec
Mixtec, HuajuapanMixteco, Cacaloxtepec Huajuapan
Mixteco, Santos Reyes Yucuna
ROP3 Code: 103884
Joshua Project People ID: 12131
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,400
Population all Countries: 1,400
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Mixteco
People Name General: Mixteco, Cacaloxtepec
Ethnic Code: MIR37c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mixtec, Cacaloxtepec
Language Code (ISO): miu    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: 1.50 %)
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 3   Converts, but no church gathering
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1969
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
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Mixteco, Cacaloxtepec in Mexico

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