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Kiche, Joyabaj in Guatemala

Kiche, Joyabaj

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
101,000 K'iche' Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 %   

Kiche, Joyabaj in Guatemala

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Introduction / History
The Kiche 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 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: Chichicastenango, Chiché, Cunén, Joyabaj, Sacapulas, San Andrés Sajcabajá, Uspantán, Zacualpa municipalities; Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu, Sololá, Suchitepéquez, and Totonicapán departments; some communities in Huehuetenango and Baja Verapaz departments.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kiche, Joyabaj
People Name General: Kiche, Joyabaj
Alternate People Names:
Joyabaj Quiche
ROP3 Code: 104307
Joshua Project People ID: 12371
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 101,000
Population all Countries: 101,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Maya
People Name General: Kiche, Joyabaj
Ethnic Code: MIR39g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: K'iche' (101,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): quc    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Joyabaj
Dialect Code:3473
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity97.00 %(Evangelical: 6.00 %)
Ethnic Religions2.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small1.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian15.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1898-1999
New Testament:
1947-1997Audio
Complete Bible: 1995
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Catholic (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - K'iche', Cunén ( ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Methodist (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus film: view in K'iche'
Text / Printed MatterBible: Quiché Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Ru Lokꞌ Pixab Ri Dios
Text / Printed MatterBible: Ru Loqꞌ Pixabꞌ Ri Dios
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Kiche, Joyabaj in Guatemala

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