Pocomchi, Eastern in Guatemala


Joshua Project has identified the Pocomchi, Eastern only in Guatemala

Population

60,300

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Pokomchi 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 in-tricate 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 Pocomchi, Eastern
People Name in Country Pocomchi, Eastern
Population in Guatemala 60,000
World Population 60,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Eastern Pocomchi
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Maya
People Name General Pocomchi, Eastern
Ethnic Code MIR37b
People ID 11703
Country Guatemala
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alta Verapaz Department.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Poqomchi' (60,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Poqomchi' 60,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1957-1996)
New Testament Yes   (1983-2012)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Poqomchi, Eastern
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Pokomchi Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Reꞌ Lokꞌ Laj Hu̱j Wilic wi̱ꞌ Ribiral i Jesus
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 19.00 %)
98.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
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
0.0 %
Protestant
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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