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Pocomchi, Western in Guatemala



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
82,000 Poqomchi' Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 %   

Pocomchi, Western in Guatemala

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Introduction / History
The Pokomchi people group is one of nine languages that make up the Guatemala Cluster. 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 in-tricate handicrafts.

What are their beliefs?
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 has 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: Guatemala
Continent: North America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Alta Verapaz department: San Cristobal Verapaz area; Baja Verapaz department: notheast of Salama; El Quiché department: eastward from Uspantan.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Pocomchi, Western
People Name General: Pocomchi, Western
Alternate People Names:
PocomchiWestern Pocomchi
ROP3 Code: 110800
Joshua Project People ID: 15381
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 82,000
Population all Countries: 82,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Maya
People Name General: Pocomchi, Western
Ethnic Code: MIR37b
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Language
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Primary Language: Poqomchi' (82,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): poh    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 15.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant75.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1957-1996
New Testament:
1983-2012Audio
Complete Bible: 2009
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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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 / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Poqomchi'
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Pokomchi Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Reꞌ Lokꞌ Laj Hu̱j Wilic wi̱ ...
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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