Chinanteco, Tepinapa in Mexico

Chinanteco, Tepinapa
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People Name: Chinanteco, Tepinapa
Country: Mexico
10/40 Window: No
Population: 13,000
World Population: 13,000
Primary Language: Chinantec, Tepinapa
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 95.00 %
Evangelicals: 2.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Zapoteco
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
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Introduction / History

The Chinanteco are Middle American Indians native to mountainous areas of northwestern Oaxaca and other parts of southern Mexico.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Chinanteco are agricultural, farming crops such as corn and beans. This farming is done by hand, digging stick or hoe. Hunting, fishing and gathering are also essential activities. Basket weaving and other traditional artisanship are still practiced.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Catholicism, which has been syncretized with cultural spiritual beliefs, is the majority religion.

What Are Their Needs?

The Chinanteco need to put Christ first in their lives.

Prayer Points

Ask God to protect the Chinanteco from false doctrine.
Pray for faith to come by hearing the word of God, and for the transformation of minds and hearts.
Ask that the Chinanteco would faithfully follow Jesus, make disciples, fellowship in unity, and hold fast to Biblical truth.
Ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers into his field.
Pray there would come a day when the Chinanteco send workers to the unreached in their region.

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