Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa in Mexico

Joshua Project has identified the Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa only in Mexico





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The translation program was begun in Me'phaa of Tlacoapa in 1938 by Herman Aschmann and H. V. Lemley. Later 'Lem' and Millie Lemley continued the program after resigning from his agency. In 1975, the New Testament was published, but several factors made the book unusable to native speakers.

Current ministry in the area is conducted by Iglesias Cristianas Tlapanecas (ICT), with support from Tlapanec Indian Ministries of Memphis, Tennessee.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The people are steeped in superstition and have a very hard time getting over these problems. They have not had extreme objection to the gospel such as many groups in Mexico have had, but their old animistic practices continue in their lives even for those who have accepted Christianity.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa (tlah-pah-NEH-koh, tlah-koh-AH-pah)
People Name in Country Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa
Population in Mexico 9,100
World Population 9,100
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster Central American Indigenous, other
People Name General Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa (tlah-pah-NEH-koh, tlah-koh-AH-pah)
Ethnic Code MIR38a
People ID 19004
Country Mexico
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country East Guerrero, Tlacoapa, southwest of Tlapa de Comonfort, Tlacoapa Municipio: Tlacoapa, Sabana, Tlacotepec, Laguna Seca, Tenamazapa, Totomixtlahuaca.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Me'phaa, Tlacoapa (9,100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Me'phaa, Tlacoapa 9,100
For Primary Language: Me'phaa, Tlacoapa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1953-1977)
New Testament Yes   (1975)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
96.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
2.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
Photo Source: Global Force Mexico  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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