Joyabaj Kiche in Guatemala

The Kiche, Joyabaj have only been reported in Guatemala
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Expanded PDF Profile

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.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kiche, Joyabaj in Guatemala.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Kiche, Joyabaj
People Name in Country Kiche, Joyabaj
Natural Name Joyabaj Kiche
Population this Country 66,000
Population all Countries 66,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Joyabaj Quiche
People ID 12371
ROP3 Code 104307
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: Chichicastenango, Chiché, Cunén, Joyabaj, Sacapulas, San Andrés Sajcabajá, Uspantán, Zacualpa municipalities; Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu, Sololá, Suchitepéquez, and Totonicapán departments; some communities in Huehuetenango and Baja Verapaz departments.   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: Chichicastenango, Chiché, Cunén, Joyabaj, Sacapulas, San Andrés Sajcabajá, Uspantán, Zacualpa municipalities; Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu, Sololá, Suchitepéquez, and Totonicapán departments; some communities in Huehuetenango and Baja Verapaz departments..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language K'iche' (66,000 speakers)
Language Code quc   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Joyabaj
Dialect Code 3473   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language K'iche' (66,000 speakers)
Language Code quc   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Joyabaj
Dialect Code 3473   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking K'iche'

Primary Language:  K'iche'

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1898-1999)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1947-1997)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1995)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Catholic (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - K'iche', Cunén (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Methodist (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Film / Video Jesus film: view in K'iche'
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from Faith Comes By Hearing
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 World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
97.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
15.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Photo Source Masters View / Howard Erickson 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


Avatar

Welcome. I’m a virtual assistant and will try to answer questions about Joshua Project, unreached people groups, the Great Commission and more. How can I help you?

For further help try our FAQ, Definitions or Contact Us pages.