Kiche, Central in Guatemala


Population
1,822,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


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Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Kiche, Central
People Name in Country Kiche, Central
Population in Guatemala 1,822,000
World Population 1,827,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
Alternate Names Central Quiche
People ID 11134
ROP3 Code 101930
Country Guatemala
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central highlands, Totonicapán, southern El Quiché, eastern Sololá, eastern Quezaltenango departments; Quiché Department, Joyabaj Municipality; southwest of Lake Atitlán, Quezaltenango, and Totonicapán departments; Chichicastenango and Chiché Municipaliti   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Guatemala
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central highlands, Totonicapán, southern El Quiché, eastern Sololá, eastern Quezaltenango departments; Quiché Department, Joyabaj Municipality; southwest of Lake Atitlán, Quezaltenango, and Totonicapán departments; Chichicastenango and Chiché Municipaliti.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: K'iche' (1,822,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: quc   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: K'iche' (1,822,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: quc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: K'iche'

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1898-1999)
New Testament Yes   (1947-1997)
Complete Bible Yes   (1995)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Quiché Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Ru Lokꞌ Pixab Ri Dios
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Ru Loqꞌ Pixabꞌ Ri Dios
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 22.00 %)
99.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
Photo Source: The Masters View / Howard Erickson  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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