Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala in Mexico

Joshua Project has identified the Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala only in Mexico
Population
16,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-05-07
People Name General Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala
People Name in Country Mixteco, Apasco y Apoala
Population in Mexico 16,000
World Population 16,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mixtec, Santiago Apoala, Mixteco, Apasco and Apoala, Nochixtlan, Mixteco, Apoala, Mixteco, Santiago Apoala
People ID 13745
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 northern Oaxaca   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 northern Oaxaca.   Source:  COMIMEX, 2004
Primary Language: Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala (16,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mip   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala (16,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mip   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1966)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
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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