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Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan in Guatemala

Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
80,000 Mam Christianity 95.00 % 10.00 %   

Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan in Guatemala

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Introduction / History
The Mam 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.

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Country: Guatemala
Continent: North America
Region: Central and South America
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Huehuetenango department: San Sebastián and other towns; Quetzaltenango and Retalhuleu departments; San Marcos department: Ixchiguán, San Juan Ostuncalco, San Martín Sacatepéquez, Sibinal, Tectitán. Dialects in San Miguel Ixtahuacán (18,000) and Concepción Tutapa (30,000).
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan
People Name General: Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan
Alternate People Names:
MamTodos Santos
Todos Santos Mam
ROP3 Code: 110120
Joshua Project People ID: 15525
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 80,000
Population all Countries: 80,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Maya
People Name General: Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan
Ethnic Code: MIR37b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Mam (80,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mam    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Todos Santos
Dialect Code:3470
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 10.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant35.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic45.00 %
 
(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: 1930-2003
New Testament:
1939-2003Audio
Complete Bible: 1993
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 (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mam
Text / Printed MatterBible: Acʼaj testamento (El Nuevo testa ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Ak'aj tu'jil tyol qMan
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mam de Huehuetenango Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mam Ostuncalco Bible
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatan in Guatemala

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