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Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala in Mexico

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala Christianity 96.00 % 2.00 %   

Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala in Mexico

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Introduction / History
In the mountains of south-eastern Mexico, although others call them "people of the rain," there is little rainfall in the highlands where the Apoala Mixtec people live. They struggle to eke out a living from the poor soil. Most families exhaust their limited food supplies long before the next harvest.

Tradition traces Apoala ancestry to a mythical tree, called stinuu, from which they believe Mixtec people descended. The same traditional stories credit spirits flying on the wind in four directions to establish the Mixtec civilization.

Most of these people have never had reason to need literacy and prefer to communicate orally.

Women carry the primary responsibility for Mixtec homes and families — they cut firewood, wash clothes far away in a creek, wake before the sun comes up to make tortillas for their families' daily sustenance, tend goats or sheep, take care of children and maintain their homes. Men plow the fields and tend their oxen. They habitually enjoy easy access to alcohol, which perpetuates dysfunctional relationships.

Neighboring groups often shun the Mixtec, who sense this prejudice and live under some degree of shame regarding their language and culture.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-05-07
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Country: Mexico
Continent: North America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Oaxaca state: Jocotipac, Nduayaco, San Miguel Chicahua, San Miguel Huautla, Santa María Apasco and other towns.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala
People Name General: Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala
Alternate People Names:
Mixtec, Santiago ApoalaMixteco, Apasco and Apoala, Nochixtlan
Mixteco, ApoalaMixteco, Santiago Apoala
ROP3 Code: 106680
Joshua Project People ID: 13745
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Mixteco
People Name General: Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala
Ethnic Code: MIR37c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala (15,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mip    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity96.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions2.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious2.00 % 
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
COMIMEX Morelia Scale:Level 5   Church in initial maturity
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1966
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)
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Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala in Mexico

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      Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala Mexico    
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