Temoaya Otomi in Mexico

The Temoaya Otomi have only been reported in Mexico
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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 Temoaya 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. Temoaya 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 Temoaya 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 Temoaya Otomi people an abundant harvest as a testimony of his power and goodness.
Pray for Temoaya 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, Temoaya in Mexico.


References

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Otomi, Temoaya
People Name in Country Otomi, Temoaya
Natural Name Temoaya Otomi
Pronunciation teh-moh-AH-ya oh-toh-MEE
Alternate Names Otomi de Temoaya; Temoaya Otomi
Population this Country 57,000
Population all Countries 57,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15334
ROP3 Code 109940
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country México state: Temoyaya municipality, Enthavi, Jiquipilco el Viejo, San Pedro Abajo, San Pedro Arriba, Solalpan. 16 communities.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country México state: Temoyaya municipality, Enthavi, Jiquipilco el Viejo, San Pedro Abajo, San Pedro Arriba, Solalpan. 16 communities..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 50.00 %)
93.00 %
Ethnic Religions
7.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Otomi, Temoaya
Language Code ott   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Spanish
Primary Language Otomi, Temoaya
Language Code ott   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Spanish
People Groups Speaking Otomi, Temoaya

Primary Language:  Otomi, Temoaya

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1981-1985)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Photo Source (Representative photo)
AlejandroLinaresGarcia - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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