Mixteco, San Juan Mixtepec in Mexico

Joshua Project has identified the Mixteco, San Juan Mixtepec, Juxtlahuaca only in Mexico





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The people who now form the community of Mixtepec migrated into the region during the 15th century from surrounding areas.

Where Are they Located?

Mixtepec is located in the south of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca in the mountainious region of the Sierra Madre del Sur.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The people live in small village communities. They grow corn and vegetables and some have a few cows, sheep, goats, pigs, turkeys or chicken.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The predominant religion is Roman Catholic, but for centuries the people have mixed it with the pre-Columbianic beliefs in the gods of rain, the earth, the rivers and other spiritual beings.

What Are Their Needs?

Their biggest need is for spiritual liberation from the opression of the forces of darkness who cause much fear, envy and effectively block the way to find salvation in the Lord himself.

Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual growth for the few Christians, so they can be shining lights and effective testimonies to their relatives and neighbors.
* Thank God for the freedom they have to express their faith and pray that it might continue to be this way.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mixteco, San Juan Mixtepec, Juxtlahuaca (meeks-TEH-koh, sahn hwahn meeks-teh-PEK hooks-lah-WAH-kah)
People Name in Country Mixteco, San Juan Mixtepec
Population in Mexico 12,000
World Population 12,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Juxtlahuaca, Mixtec, East Juxtlahuaca
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Mixteco
People Name General Mixteco, San Juan Mixtepec, Juxtlahuaca (meeks-TEH-koh, sahn hwahn meeks-teh-PEK hooks-lah-WAH-kah)
Ethnic Code MIR37c
People ID 13747
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 Sierra Mixteca.   Source:  COMIMEX, 2004

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mixtec, Mixtepec (11,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mixtec, Mixtepec 11,000
For Primary Language: Mixtec, Mixtepec

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1974-1979)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Luke Video Film / Video
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Independent

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.70 %)
96.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
2.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
50.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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