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Kanjobal, Western in Mexico

Kanjobal, Western

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Akateko Christianity 96.00 % 19.82 % No   

Kanjobal, Western in Mexico

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Introduction / History
The Akateko 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.

A small number of Akateko live in and are native to Mexico. Their ranks have swelled to include many refugees so that there is now a sizeable number there with them.

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 intricate 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: 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:Campeche, Chiapas and Quintana Roo states: Comalapa, Mazapa de Madero and Trinitaria.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Kanjobal, Western
People Name General: Kanjobal, Western
Alternate People Names:
AkatekoKanjobal, Western, Chiapas
Western Kanjobal
ROP3 Code: 110785
Joshua Project People ID: 15370
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 66,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Maya
People Name General: Kanjobal, Western
Ethnic Code: MIR37b
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Language
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Primary Language: Akateko (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): knj    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: 19.82 %)
Ethnic Religions4.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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 significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1981
New Testament:
1981-2012Audio
Complete Bible: 2016
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 / VideoGod's Story Video
Text / Printed MatterBible: Ja' An Nuevo Testamento
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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