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Popoloca, San Marcos Tlalcoyalco in Mexico

Popoloca, San Marcos Tlalcoyalco

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Popoloca, San Marcos Tlalcoyalco Christianity 95.00 % 0.70 % No   

Popoloca, San Marcos Tlalcoyalco in Mexico

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Introduction / History
The people have a lack of water so during the dry season there is a lot of sickness because of the contaminated dust in the air. A common sickness is typhoid fever. There is a special berry called the Mexican Olive, which is chewy and a specialty to them roasted or boiled with tortillas and garlic salsa. They also grow Pinion pine seeds. We asked an old Christian grandma how many grandchildren she has after adding them up in groups she had 72 grandchildren and I can't remember how many great grandchildren. Sadly not many are believers.

Where are they located?
The high desert central plains of Mexico just south of Mexico City.

What are their beliefs?
The background of most is Roman Catholic. There are a lot of Jehovah Wittnesses and Luz del Mundo. Both of which are sects that have a lot of influence in the community. The evangelical church meets on New Testament principals only in the name of Jesus Christ. There was a split recently between the two leading families and they started another church.

What are their needs?
Better hygiene and learning how to forgive one another. Bible teaching on godly music because that is one of the controversies in the church.

Prayer Points
* The New Testament was translated by SIL in the 1980s but needs a revision which is in process right now.
* That God would raise up a godly generation and that they would show their faith by their works with love.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

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Country: Mexico
Continent: North America
Region: America, Latin
Persecution Rank:37 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Puebla state: San Francisco Esperilla, San José Buenavista, San Juan Sacavasco, San Marcos Tlacoyalco, and San Martin Esperilla.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Popoloca, San Marcos Tlalcoyalco
People Name General: Popoloca, San Marcos Tlalcoyalco
Alternate People Names:
Northern PopolocaPopoloca, Del Norte
Popoloca, Northern
ROP3 Code: 107456
Joshua Project People ID: 14027
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 11,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Zapoteco
People Name General: Popoloca, San Marcos Tlalcoyalco
Ethnic Code: MIR37z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Popoloca, San Marcos Tlalcoyalco
Language Code (ISO): pls    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: 0.70 %)
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
COMIMEX Morelia Scale:Level 7   Autonomous, contextualized, self-supporting, self-governed, reproducing Church
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1976
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)
Film / Video
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Text / Printed MatterBible: Tti jian joajné Jesucristo
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Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Popoloca, San Marcos Tlalcoyalco in Mexico

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