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Ixil, Chajul in Guatemala



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
26,000 Ixil Christianity 97.00 % 18.00 %   

Ixil, Chajul in Guatemala

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Introduction / History
The Ixil 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.

What are their lives like?
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 intricate 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.

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Country: Guatemala
Continent: North America
Region: Central and South America
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:El Quiché department: Chajul, Cotzal, and Nebaj municipalities.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Ixil, Chajul
People Name General: Ixil, Chajul
Alternate People Names:
Chajul Ixil
ROP3 Code: 101967
Joshua Project People ID: 11290
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 26,000
Population all Countries: 26,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Central American Indigenous, other
People Name General: Ixil, Chajul
Ethnic Code: MIR37b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Ixil (26,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ixl    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Chajul
Dialect Code:4745
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity97.00 %(Evangelical: 18.00 %)
Ethnic Religions3.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1960-1999
New Testament:
2001–2016Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Ixil
Text / Printed MatterBible: U ak' Testamento tu kuyob'al
Text / Printed MatterBible: Viakʼla txumbʼal u tioxh
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Ixil, Chajul in Guatemala

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