Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala in Mexico

The Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala have only been reported in Mexico
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Introduction / History

In the mountains of south-eastern Mexico, although others call them "people of the rain," there is little rainfall in the highlands where the Apoala Mixtec people live. They struggle to eke out a living from the poor soil. Most families exhaust their limited food supplies long before the next harvest.

Tradition traces Apoala ancestry to a mythical tree, called stinuu, from which they believe Mixtec people descended. The same traditional stories credit spirits flying on the wind in four directions to establish the Mixtec civilization.

Most of these people have never had reason to need literacy and prefer to communicate orally.

Women carry the primary responsibility for Mixtec homes and families — they cut firewood, wash clothes far away in a creek, wake before the sun comes up to make tortillas for their families' daily sustenance, tend goats or sheep, take care of children and maintain their homes. Men plow the fields and tend their oxen. They habitually enjoy easy access to alcohol, which perpetuates dysfunctional relationships.

Neighboring groups often shun the Mixtec, who sense this prejudice and live under some degree of shame regarding their language and culture.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala in Mexico.


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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-05-07
People Name General Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala
People Name in Country Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala
Pronunciation meeks-TEH-koh, ah-PAHS-koh ee ah-poh-AH-lah
World Population 15,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Mixtec, Santiago Apoala; Mixteco, Apasco and Apoala, Nochixtlan; Mixteco, Apoala; Mixteco, Santiago Apoala
People ID 13745
ROP3 Code 106680
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 39  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Oaxaca state: Jocotipac, Nduayaco, San Miguel Chicahua, San Miguel Huautla, Santa María Apasco and other towns.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 39  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Oaxaca state: Jocotipac, Nduayaco, San Miguel Chicahua, San Miguel Huautla, Santa María Apasco and other towns..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala (15,000 speakers)
Language Code mip   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala (15,000 speakers)
Language Code mip   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala

Primary Language:  Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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National Bible Societies
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
96.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
2.00 %
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 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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