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Zapoteco, Yalalag in Mexico

Zapoteco, Yalalag

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,200 Zapotec, Yalalag Christianity 95.00 % 3.30 %   

Zapoteco, Yalalag in Mexico

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Introduction / History
The Zapotec of Yalalag live in the Juarez Mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. The Zapotecs are friendly when they are not put on the defensive about their religion and belief system.

The authorities from Yalalag teach the townspeople that every Zapotec has the obligation to offer service to the community and the Catholic church. The leaders reject those who do not like to provide this commitment towards the enforced public service.

Zapoteco houses are made out of concrete block with tile or metal roofs. Most have only two rooms, the kitchen and the bedroom. Homes that are older have mud or adobe walls and thatched roofs.

Older women wear the traditional huipil (a cotton ankle-length dress), sometimes embroidered with flowers down the seams of the panels. Younger women and girls wear more Western style clothing.

What are their beliefs?
The majority of the Zapotecs from this region are Catholics and have many churches where they meet and worship. Religious festivals are an important part of their culture. They also have mixed their Catholic doctrine with many animistic beliefs (belief that non-living objects have spirits).

What are their needs?
The Yalalag Zapotecos response to the Gospel has been slow, but the local Church remains faithful to the proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Bible League has printed the New Testament in the Zapotec language.

Prayer Points
* Ask God for economic provision for the church; that they will continue to develop social assistance between the various Zapotecs people groups.

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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:Mexico D.F.; Oaxaca state: Oaxaca city; Veracruz state: Yalálag.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Zapoteco, Yalalag
People Name General: Zapoteco, Yalalag
Alternate People Names:
Yalalag ZapotecZapotec, Yalalag
Zapoteco, Yalalag, Villa Alta, Oaxaca
ROP3 Code: 110943
Joshua Project People ID: 15962
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 4,200
Population all Countries: 4,200
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Zapoteco
People Name General: Zapoteco, Yalalag
Ethnic Code: MIR37f
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Language
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Primary Language: Zapotec, Yalalag (4,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): zpu    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: 3.30 %)
Ethnic Religions2.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious3.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
COMIMEX Morelia Scale:Level 6   Church in spiritual growth
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1988-1999
New Testament:
2000Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
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)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Zapotec, Yalalag
Text / Printed MatterBible: Diʼll danʼ nsaʼa yel nban (El ...
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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