Mam, Central in Guatemala


Joshua Project has identified the Mam, Central only in Guatemala

Population

172,000

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, Central (mahm)
People Name in Country Mam, Central
Population in Guatemala 172,000
World Population 172,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Central Ma, Central Mam, Western Central
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Maya
People Name General Mam, Central (mahm)
Ethnic Code MIR37b
People ID 15376
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Mam (172,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Mam 172,000
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Acʼaj testamento (El Nuevo testamento in Mam de Todos
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Ak'aj tu'jil tyol qMan
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Mam de Huehuetenango Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Mam Ostuncalco Bible
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.00 %)
94.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
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Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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