Tepehua, Pisa Flores in Mexico

The Tepehua, Pisa Flores have only been reported in Mexico
Population
6,300
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Las Flores people live in Veracruz state in eastern Mexico. Their primary food crop is corn and beans. As a cash crop, some grow coffee or oranges, although sugar cane is more common. Many young people have sought temporary work in cities because the local economy cannot support them. Older women still make and wear traditional hand-embroidered blouses with intricate patterns of flowers, fruit, birds and animals.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Because the priest who worked in the area after the land wars of the 1930s was not Roman Catholic, but Eastern Orthodox, the result is something unique among rural Mexican towns. The church in the town square is Orthodox and not Roman Catholic. In spite of this, the majority of the people really don't understand how the Orthodox church differs from the Roman Catholic Church.

Most Las Flores speakers identify themselves as Catholic, but their belief system demonstrates what anthropologists call "Cristo-paganism." The saints of the church are considered gods or mini-gods with special power in certain domains.

In addition to the Orthodox congregation, a Roman Catholic priest conducts mass with a small group of devotees in a private home. There is a local Assemblies of God congregation as well.

While people acknowledge God, they also practice traditional medicine. A family will often seek out a modern cure from a local government clinic first. But if the illness persists, they will then turn to the local shaman to deal with the spirits.


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People Name General Tepehua, Pisa Flores
People Name in Country Tepehua, Pisa Flores
Population in Mexico 6,300
World Population 6,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Pisa Flores Tepehua
People ID 14407
ROP3 Code 108056
Country Mexico
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Veracruz state: Ixhuatlán de Madero, Pisaflores, 1 other town.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mexico
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Veracruz state: Ixhuatlán de Madero, Pisaflores, 1 other town..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Tepehua, Pisaflores (6,300 speakers)
Language Code tpp   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tepehua, Pisaflores
Primary Language Tepehua, Pisaflores (6,300 speakers)
Language Code tpp   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tepehua, Pisaflores

Primary Language:  Tepehua, Pisaflores

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1998-2008)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.70 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
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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Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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