Mixteco, Pinotepa Nacional in Mexico

Joshua Project has identified the Mixteco, Pinotepa Nacional only in Mexico
Population
31,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Enriched by its ancient cultural traditions, yet influenced by modern trends, the Pinotepa Mixtecos enjoy a rural life in the tropical region of coastal Mexico. Thousands of years ago, their ancestors were part of the Aztec empire — a heritage today’s generation still honors.

Despite the movement of younger generations to cities both in Mexico and the United States to study and work, the Pinotepa Mixtecos have retained their cultural identity through music, dance, crafts and song.

People in the villages typically work in the fields or as farmers, masons, merchants, craftsmen and artisans. These workers form the basis of a stable economy. The rainy climate also provides the people the food they need through their own agricultural activities or through commerce with the main cities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Christianity was introduced into this rich tradition six decades ago. A New Testament was completed in 1980 but these people need the foundation of the Old Testament in their mother tongue to truly flourish and influence society.

Though almost all Pinotepa Mixtecos are identified as Christians through the official state religion, the majority still believe in the spirits of the hills and rivers, as well as witches and nahualism, the belief in a personal guardian spirit that resides in an animal. These beliefs encourage superstition and vices that run counter to the Word of God.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-05-08
People Name General Mixteco, Pinotepa Nacional
People Name in Country Mixteco, Pinotepa Nacional
Population in Mexico 31,000
World Population 31,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Coastal Mixtec, Mixtec, Coastal
People ID 11394
Country Mexico
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 40  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Costa Chica.   Source:  COMIMEX, 2004
Country Mexico
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 40  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Costa Chica.   Source:  COMIMEX, 2004
Primary Language: Mixtec, Pinotepa Nacional   People group listing
Language Code: mio   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Spanish
Primary Language: Mixtec, Pinotepa Nacional   People group listing
Language Code: mio   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Spanish
Primary Language: Mixtec, Pinotepa Nacional

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1962-2007)
New Testament Yes   (1980)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
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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 Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Film / Video Luke Video
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Tutu chaa cha iyo cuenda ra hahnu Jesucristo (El Nuev
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 17.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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