Mixteco, Cacaloxtepec in Mexico

Joshua Project has identified the Mixteco, Cacaloxtepec only in Mexico





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

This is not a big group….just one village. It would be so easy to overlook them! Nevertheless, with its own dialect and particular customs, there exist barriers that isolate this group from others. When Jesus spoke of making disciples of all nations, He was talking about ethnic groups – even this tiny one, which has yet to see an Evangelical church amongst them.

Dialect speakers: 68% of the population spoke the language. According to the 1995 Census, 542 of the people spoke the dialect (language) out of a population of 796 (municipal of Cacloxtepec).

Where Are they Located?

Villages: Santiago Cacaloxtepec, in the district of Huajuapan.
Location/Terrain: Located 4 hours northwest of Oaxaca City in the Sierra Mixteca. It is a semiarid region known for its scarcity of vegetation.

What Are Their Beliefs?

There is no Evangelical church. No believers were found at the time of the investigation. A Catholic priest lives in the village and has much influence with the people. The village has a huge Catholic Church, four separate chapels and two new chapels under construction. There are four Catholic priests, all born in this village that work outside of their community. One of them is writing a book, in their dialect, about the history of this ethnic group.

What Are Their Needs?

Water Projects: Extend the existing water system enabling more homes to have water service. The community is also in need of another well to be dug that would the installation of a pump.

Marketing Opportunity: There is a factory in the village that was used in the production of sombreros and other products of palm leaf. Currently the factory is closed but the work goes on, except now, these skilled hat weavers make everything by hand. One real need is to establish markets that would enable the village factory to get back on line.

Construction Projects: Many houses were destroyed with an earthquake that struck in June of 1999. Any type of assistance in rebuilding or new construction could open some permanent doors for the gospel.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-05-11
People Name General Mixteco, Cacaloxtepec (meeks-TEH-koh, kah-kah-lohks-teh-PEK)
People Name in Country Mixteco, Cacaloxtepec
Population in Mexico 1,400
World Population 1,400
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Huajuapan, Huajuapan Mixtec, Mixtec, Huajuapan, Mixteco, Cacaloxtepec Huajuapan, Mixteco, Santos Reyes Yucuna
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Mixteco
People Name General Mixteco, Cacaloxtepec (meeks-TEH-koh, kah-kah-lohks-teh-PEK)
Ethnic Code MIR37c
People ID 12131
Country Mexico
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Huajuapan.   Source:  COMIMEX, 2004

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mixtec, Cacaloxtepec Spanish
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mixtec, Cacaloxtepec Spanish
For Primary Language: Mixtec, Cacaloxtepec

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1969)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Independent

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
60.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
Photo Source: Ruben Hiebert  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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