Tacaneco in Guatemala


Population
37,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Tacaneco
People Name in Country Tacaneco
Population in Guatemala 37,000
World Population 39,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mam, Tacaneco, Chiapas, Tacana Mam
People ID 15166
ROP3 Code 109680
Country Guatemala
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Guatemala
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Mam (37,000 speakers)
Language Code mam   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Tacanec
Dialect Code 17015   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mam
Primary Language Mam (37,000 speakers)
Language Code mam   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Tacanec
Dialect Code 17015   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mam

Primary Language:  Mam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1930-2003)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1939-2003)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1993)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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)
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
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 9.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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