Pocomchi, Western in Guatemala

Joshua Project has identified the Pocomchi, Western only in Guatemala
Population
78,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Pokomchi 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  
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People Name General Pocomchi, Western
People Name in Country Pocomchi, Western
Population in Guatemala 78,000
World Population 78,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
Alternate Names Pocomchi, Western Pocomchi
People ID 15381
ROP3 Code 110800
Country Guatemala
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alta Verapaz department: San Cristobal Verapaz area; Baja Verapaz department: notheast of Salama; El Quiché department: eastward from Uspantan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Guatemala
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alta Verapaz department: San Cristobal Verapaz area; Baja Verapaz department: notheast of Salama; El Quiché department: eastward from Uspantan..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Poqomchi' (78,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: poh   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Poqomchi' (78,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: poh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Poqomchi'

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1957-1996)
New Testament Yes   (1983-2012)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Poqomchi, Eastern
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Pokomchi Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Reꞌ Lokꞌ Laj Hu̱j Wilic wi̱ꞌ Ribiral i Jesus
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
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
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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