Tzutujil, Western in Guatemala

Joshua Project has identified the Tzutujil, Western only in Guatemala

Population

60,900

Christian

95.0%

Evangelical

10.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Tz’utujil 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 Tzutujil, Western
People Name in Country Tzutujil, Western
Population in Guatemala 60,900
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Western Tzutujil
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Central American Indigenous, other
People Name General Tzutujil, Western
Ethnic Code MIR37b
Country Guatemala
Continent North America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
People Group Map Tzutujil, Western in Guatemala PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tz'utujil: Western Tzutujil (61,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tz'utujil: Western Tzutujil 61,000
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
95%    ( Evangelical  10% )
Ethnic Religions
2.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
3.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
20.00%
Protestant
30.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
50.00%
Map Source: Anonymous
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