Ixtenco Otomi in Mexico

The Ixtenco Otomi have only been reported in Mexico
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Otomi have been in Mexico even before the Aztecs. They were subsistence farmers who grew corn, beans and chilis. Eventually they were conquered and marginalized by the more powerful Aztecs. They became allies and mercenaries for the Spanish conquistadors which helped them extend their territory for a time. They have a number of subgroups based on language and location. One of these is the Ixtenco Otomi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today most of them grow corn, beans and chili peppers, but they also grow coffee as a cash crop. Ixtenco Otomi men often work in the cities to supplement their income. Others are blacksmiths and artisans.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Traditionally the Otomi peoples worshipped the moon as the supreme god. Even today they include shamanistic practices, though they are primarily Roman Catholic.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ixtenco Otomi people need to put Jesus Christ first in their spiritual lives. They have a good Christian presence, but like other peoples, they need a fresh wind of the Holy Spirit.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to give the Ixtenco Otomi people an abundant harvest as a testimony of his power and goodness.
Pray for Ixtenco Otomi Christian believers to lead others towards a Christ-oriented spirituality.
Pray for disciples who will make more disciples who will make even more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Otomi, Ixtenco in Mexico.


References

https://indigenouspeoplenet.wordpress.com/2022/05/13/otomi-indigenous-people/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Otomi, Ixtenco
People Name in Country Otomi, Ixtenco
Natural Name Ixtenco Otomi
Pronunciation eeks-TANG-koh oh-toh-MEE
Alternate Names Otomi, Southeastern; Southeastern Otomi
Population this Country 8,100
Population all Countries 8,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15027
ROP3 Code 109459
ROP25 Code 306381
ROP25 Name Otomi
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 37  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Tlaxcala state: El Carmen Tequexquitla municipality, dialect San Juan Bautista Ixtenco; Puebla state: Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Tepeaca, and Teptlaxco municipalities.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 37  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Tlaxcala state: El Carmen Tequexquitla municipality, dialect San Juan Bautista Ixtenco; Puebla state: Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Tepeaca, and Teptlaxco municipalities..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Otomi, Ixtenco
Language Code otz   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Spanish
Primary Language Otomi, Ixtenco
Language Code otz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Spanish
People Groups Speaking Otomi, Ixtenco

Primary Language:  Otomi, Ixtenco

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Maunus - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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