Ixil, Chajul in Guatemala

Joshua Project has identified the Ixil, Chajul only in Guatemala

Population

24,800

Christian

97.0%

Evangelical

18.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Ixil 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.


What are Their Lives Like?

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.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Ixil, Chajul
People Name in Country Ixil, Chajul
Population in Guatemala 24,800
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chajul Ixil
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Central American Indigenous, other
People Name General Ixil, Chajul
Ethnic Code MIR37b
Country Guatemala
Continent North America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
People Group Map Ixil, Chajul in Guatemala PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ixil: Chajul 25,000
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ixil: Chajul 25,000
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
97%    ( Evangelical  18% )
Ethnic Religions
3.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
80.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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