Chajul Ixil in Guatemala

The Chajul Ixil have only been reported in Guatemala
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Introduction / History

The Ixil 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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Ixil, Chajul in Guatemala.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ixil, Chajul
People Name in Country Ixil, Chajul
Natural Name Chajul Ixil
Alternate Names Chajul Ixil
Population this Country 45,000
Population all Countries 45,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11290
ROP3 Code 101967
ROP25 Code 303286
ROP25 Name Ixil
Country Guatemala
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country El Quiché department: Chajul, Cotzal, and Nebaj municipalities.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Guatemala
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country El Quiché department: Chajul, Cotzal, and Nebaj municipalities..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Ixil (45,000 speakers)
Language Code ixl   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Chajul
Dialect Code 4745   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ixil (45,000 speakers)
Language Code ixl   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Chajul
Dialect Code 4745   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ixil

Primary Language:  Ixil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1960-1999)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2001-2016)
Bible-Complete No
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Ixil Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Chajul) Scripture Earth
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Cotzal) Scripture Earth
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Nebaj) Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download (Chajul) SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download (Cotzal) SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download (Nebaj) SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Ixil YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app direct APK download (Cotzal) SIL
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Ixil YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language eBible.org
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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