Achi, Rabinal in Guatemala

The Achi, Rabinal have only been reported in Guatemala
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Introduction / History

The Achi 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.


Where Are they Located?

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 Achi, Rabinal in Guatemala.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Achi, Rabinal
People Name in Country Achi, Rabinal
Alternate Names Rabinal Achi
Population this Country 82,000
Population all Countries 82,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14510
ROP3 Code 108254
ROP25 Code 300034
ROP25 Name Achi
Country Guatemala
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, and El Progreso departments; El Quiché department: Uspantan municipality.   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 Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, and El Progreso departments; El Quiché department: Uspantan municipality..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
99.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Achi (82,000 speakers)
Language Code acr   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Rabinal
Dialect Code 448   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Achi (82,000 speakers)
Language Code acr   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Rabinal
Dialect Code 448   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Achi

Primary Language:  Achi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1962-1993)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1984-2009)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2019)
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Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Achi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Achi YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Achi YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language eBible.org
Photo Source Mary Purvis 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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