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Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa in Mexico

Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,200 Me'phaa, Tlacoapa Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 % No   

Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa in Mexico

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Introduction / History
The translation program was begun in Me'phaa of Tlacoapa in 1938 by Herman Aschmann and H. V. Lemley. Later 'Lem' and Millie Lemley continued the program after resigning from his agency. In 1975, the New Testament was published, but several factors made the book unusable to native speakers.

Current ministry in the area is conducted by Iglesias Cristianas Tlapanecas (ICT), with support from Tlapanec Indian Ministries of Memphis, Tennessee.

What are their beliefs?
The people are steeped in superstition and have a very hard time getting over these problems. They have not had extreme objection to the gospel such as many groups in Mexico have had, but their old animistic practices continue in their lives even for those who have accepted Christianity.

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Country: Mexico
Continent: North America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Guerrero state: Azoyú municipality, Macahuite, Maxmadí, Toxnene, and Zapotitlán de la Fuente.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa
People Name General: Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa
ROP3 Code: 114903
Joshua Project People ID: 19004
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,200
Population all Countries: 9,200
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Central American Indigenous, other
People Name General: Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa
Ethnic Code: MIR38a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Me'phaa, Tlacoapa (9,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tpl    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: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions2.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious2.00 % 
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)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
COMIMEX Morelia Scale:Level 2   Sporadic knowledge of the Gospel
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1953-1977
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)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Me'phaa, Tlacoapa
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Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa in Mexico

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