Ixil, Nebaj in Guatemala

Joshua Project has identified the Ixil, Nebaj only in Guatemala

Population

46,600

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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, Nebaj
People Name in Country Ixil, Nebaj
Population in Guatemala 46,600
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ixil, Nebaj Ixil
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Central American Indigenous, other
People Name General Ixil, Nebaj
Ethnic Code MIR37b
People Group Map Ixil, Nebaj in Guatemala PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ixil: Nebaj (47,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ixil: Nebaj 47,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1960-1999)
New Testament Yes   (2001-2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Ixil, Nebaj
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 13.00 %)
97.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Photo Source: Reece Terrell  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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