Mam, Northern in Mexico

Population

8,220

Christian

95.0%

Evangelical

15.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


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
People Name in Country Mam, Northern
Population in Mexico 8,220
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
Ethnic Code MIR37b
Country Mexico
Continent North America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
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
People Group Map Mam, Northern in Mexico PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mam 8,200
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mam 8,200
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
95%    ( Evangelical  15% )
Ethnic Religions
2.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
3.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
100.00%
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