Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa in Mexico

Joshua Project has identified the Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa only in Mexico
Population
9,300
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The translation program was begun in Me'phaa of Tlacoapa in 1938 by Herman Aschmann and H. V. Lemley. Later 'Lem' and Millie Lemley continued the program after resigning from his agency. In 1975, the New Testament was published, but several factors made the book unusable to native speakers.

Current ministry in the area is conducted by Iglesias Cristianas Tlapanecas (ICT), with support from Tlapanec Indian Ministries of Memphis, Tennessee.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The people are steeped in superstition and have a very hard time getting over these problems. They have not had extreme objection to the gospel such as many groups in Mexico have had, but their old animistic practices continue in their lives even for those who have accepted Christianity.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa
People Name in Country Tlapaneco, Tlacoapa
Population in Mexico 9,300
World Population 9,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names
People ID 19004
ROP3 Code 114903
Country Mexico
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Guerrero state: Azoyú municipality, Macahuite, Maxmadí, Toxnene, and Zapotitlán de la Fuente.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mexico
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Guerrero state: Azoyú municipality, Macahuite, Maxmadí, Toxnene, and Zapotitlán de la Fuente..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Me'phaa, Tlacoapa (9,300 speakers)
Language Code tpl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Me'phaa, Tlacoapa
Primary Language Me'phaa, Tlacoapa (9,300 speakers)
Language Code tpl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Me'phaa, Tlacoapa

Primary Language:  Me'phaa, Tlacoapa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1953-1977)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1975)
Bible-Complete No
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)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
96.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
2.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
100.0 %
Photo Source Global Force Mexico 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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