Mam, Northern in Mexico



Population

8,220

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Mam 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 Mam, Northern (mahm, NOR-thern)
People Name in Country Mam, Northern
Population in Mexico 8,200
World Population 336,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chiapas, Mam, Northern Mam
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Maya
People Name General Mam, Northern (mahm, NOR-thern)
Ethnic Code MIR37b
People ID 14022
Country Mexico
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chiapas, outside Pacayal near La Mesilla border; Ojo de Agua near Guadalupe; Cacahuatán and Tapachula; Buenos Aires, hills above Motozintla, and eastern Chiapas, Mazapa.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
People Group Map Mam, Northern in Mexico PDF Version



Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mam (8,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mam 8,200
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1930-2003)
New Testament Yes   (1939-2003)
Complete Bible Yes   (1993)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mam, Central
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mam, Northern
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mam, Tajumulco
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Scripture Earth Online Printed Bible
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
Photo Source: International Mission Board-SBC   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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