Kiche, Cunen in Guatemala

Joshua Project has identified the Kiche, Cunen only in Guatemala

Population

12,900

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Kiche 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.

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 Kiche, Cunen
People Name in Country Kiche, Cunen
Population in Guatemala 12,900
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Cunen
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Maya
People Name General Kiche, Cunen
Ethnic Code MIR39g
People Group Map Kiche, Cunen in Guatemala PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
K'iche': Cunen (13,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
K'iche': Cunen 13,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1898-1999)
New Testament Yes   (1947-1997)
Complete Bible Yes   (1995)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Catholic (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - K'iche', Cunén (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Methodist (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kiche, Central
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kiche, West Central
Film / Video The Hope Video
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Scripture Earth Online Printed Bible
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
25.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
55.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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