Quiche, West Central in Guatemala

Joshua Project has identified the Quiche, West Central only in Guatemala

Population

411,000

Christian

96.0%

Evangelical

12.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Kiche 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 intricate 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 Quiche, West Central
People Name in Country Quiche, West Central
Population in Guatemala 411,000
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Coastal Quiche, West Central Quiche
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Maya
People Name General Quiche, West Central
Ethnic Code MIR39g
Country Guatemala
Continent North America
Region Central and South America
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Southwest of Lake Atitlan, Quezaltenango, and Totonicapan departments.
People Group Map Quiche, West Central in Guatemala PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
K'iche': Coastal Quiché, West Central (411,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
K'iche': Coastal Quiché, West Central 411,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1898-1999)
New Testament Yes   (1947-1997)
Complete Bible Yes   (1995)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Catholic (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - K'iche', Cunén (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Methodist (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kiche, Central
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kiche, West Central
Film / Video The Hope Video
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Scripture Earth Online Printed Bible
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
96%    ( Evangelical  12% )
Ethnic Religions
3.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
1.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
15.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
85.00%
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