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Tepehua, Pisa Flores in Mexico

Tepehua, Pisa Flores

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,100 Tepehua, Pisaflores Christianity 75.00 % 7.70 % No   

Tepehua, Pisa Flores in Mexico

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Introduction / History
The Las Flores people live in Veracruz state in eastern Mexico. Their primary food crop is corn and beans. As a cash crop, some grow coffee or oranges, although sugar cane is more common. Many young people have sought temporary work in cities because the local economy cannot support them. Older women still make and wear traditional hand-embroidered blouses with intricate patterns of flowers, fruit, birds and animals.

What are their beliefs?
Because the priest who worked in the area after the land wars of the 1930s was not Roman Catholic, but Eastern Orthodox, the result is something unique among rural Mexican towns. The church in the town square is Orthodox and not Roman Catholic. In spite of this, the majority of the people really don't understand how the Orthodox church differs from the Roman Catholic Church.

Most Las Flores speakers identify themselves as Catholic, but their belief system demonstrates what anthropologists call "Cristo-paganism." The saints of the church are considered gods or mini-gods with special power in certain domains.

In addition to the Orthodox congregation, a Roman Catholic priest conducts mass with a small group of devotees in a private home. There is a local Assemblies of God congregation as well.

While people acknowledge God, they also practice traditional medicine. A family will often seek out a modern cure from a local government clinic first. But if the illness persists, they will then turn to the local shaman to deal with the spirits.

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Country: Mexico
Continent: North America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Veracruz state: Ixhuatlán de Madero, Pisaflores, 1 other town.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Tepehua, Pisa Flores
People Name General: Tepehua, Pisa Flores
Alternate People Names:
Pisa Flores Tepehua
ROP3 Code: 108056
Joshua Project People ID: 14407
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,100
Population all Countries: 6,100
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Central American Indigenous, other
People Name General: Tepehua, Pisa Flores
Ethnic Code: MIR37z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tepehua, Pisaflores (6,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tpp    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity75.00 %(Evangelical: 7.70 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious5.00 % 
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 modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
COMIMEX Morelia Scale:Level 5   Church in initial maturity
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1998-2008
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)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Pisaflores Tepehua
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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