Tzeltal, Bachajon, Chiapas in Mexico

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People Name General Tzeltal, Bachajon (tsel-TAHL, bah-chah-HOHN)
People Name in Country Tzeltal, Bachajon, Chiapas
Population in Mexico 140,000
World Population 140,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Lowland Tzeital, Lowland Tzeltal
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Maya
People Name General Tzeltal, Bachajon (tsel-TAHL, bah-chah-HOHN)
Ethnic Code MIR37b
People ID 13126
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 southern Mexico.   Source:  COMIMEX, 2004

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tzeltal: Tzeltal, Bachajon (140,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tzeltal: Tzeltal, Bachajon 140,000
For Primary Language: Tzeltal

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1947-1967)
New Testament Yes   (1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Bible in Tzeltal Bachajón Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Bible in Tzeltal de Oxchuc y Tenejapa Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Tzeltal, Bachajon Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Tzeltal, Oxchuc Film / Video
Luke Video, Genesis Video Film / Video
Online Bible text (Scripture Earth) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 30.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
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