Mam, Northern in Guatemala


Population
341,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mam 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 in-tricate 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.


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People Name General Mam, Northern
People Name in Country Mam, Northern
Population in Guatemala 341,000
World Population 351,900
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Chiapas, Mam, Northern Mam
People ID 14022
ROP3 Code 107450
Country Guatemala
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Huehuetenango department: San Sebastián and other towns; Quetzaltenango and Retalhuleu departments; San Marcos department: Ixchiguán, San Juan Ostuncalco, San Martín Sacatepéquez, Sibinal, Tectitán. Dialects in San Miguel Ixtahuacán (18,000) and Concepción Tutapa (30,000).   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Guatemala
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Huehuetenango department: San Sebastián and other towns; Quetzaltenango and Retalhuleu departments; San Marcos department: Ixchiguán, San Juan Ostuncalco, San Martín Sacatepéquez, Sibinal, Tectitán. Dialects in San Miguel Ixtahuacán (18,000) and Concepción Tutapa (30,000)..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Mam (341,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mam   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mam (341,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1930-2003)
New Testament Yes   (1939-2003)
Complete Bible Yes   (1993)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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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)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mam, Central
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Acʼaj testamento (El Nuevo testamento in Mam de Todos
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Ak'aj tu'jil tyol qMan
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Mam de Huehuetenango Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Mam Ostuncalco Bible
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
98.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
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Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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