Jacalteco in Mexico


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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Jakalteko people group is one of nine languages in a cluster of neighbors. 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.

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 on their society has regrettably 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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People Name General Jacalteco
People Name in Country Jacalteco
Pronunciation hah-kahl-TEH-koh
World Population 68,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Acateco; Eastern Jacalteco
People ID 11692
ROP3 Code 102842
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chiapas state: Amatenango de la Frontera municipality; Concepción Saravia near Frontera Comalapa municipality.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Chiapas state: Amatenango de la Frontera municipality; Concepción Saravia near Frontera Comalapa municipality..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Jakalteko (500 speakers)
Language Code jac   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Jakalteko (500 speakers)
Language Code jac   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Jakalteko

Primary Language:  Jakalteko

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1969-1991)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1979-1997)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Jakalteko
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nuevo Testamento yin̈ abxubal
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
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