Diuxi Tilantongo Mixteco in Mexico

The Diuxi Tilantongo Mixteco have only been reported in Mexico
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Introduction / History

Mixtec groups live in the mountains of Southern Mexico. They maintain a pre-Columbian language and culture. They have their own language, Diuxi Tilantongo Mixtec, though most also speak Spanish. It is very different than neighboring languages. Their numbers are declining as many are migrating to the US.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Diuxi Tilantongo Mixtecs are usually subsistence farmers who grow corn, beans and squash. Their farming equipment is usually basic. They improve their diet through hunting and fishing. They go to the forests to collect things to sell in the markets. They sell woven and ceramic goods as well.

The culture of the Mixtec is both hierarchical and patriarchal. Those who move to the US usually maintain very strong cultural, family, and financial ties to their communities of origin. Most are oral learners and do not read or write in their own language.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The primary religion practiced by the Diuxi Tilantongo Mixtec people is a form of folk Catholicism. They revere Catholic saints, nature spirits and their ancestors, whom they believe are the guardians of Mixtec ways. They have regular fiestas to honor and revere their gods and patron saints.


What Are Their Needs?

The Diuxi Tilantongo Mixtec people need to put their trust and identity in the hands of the loving God of Creation who sent his son to make it possible for them to enter the Kingdom of God.


Prayer Points

Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Diuxi Tilantongo Mixtec.

Pray God will have mercy on the Mixtec, doing whatever it takes to place them in a position to receive him.

Ask God to open the hearts of the Mixtec to the gospel.

Pray for an unstoppable movement to Christ among them.


Scripture Prayers for the Mixteco, Diuxi Tilantongo in Mexico.


References

https://www.christianaid.org/missions-insider/2020-tribal-womans-dreams-present-daunting-evil/

https://www.peoplegroups.info/site/PeopleGroupHighlight/id/546/name/Mixtec%2C+Mixtepec/sort/state

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixtec_Culture

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Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mixteco, Diuxi Tilantongo
People Name in Country Mixteco, Diuxi Tilantongo
Natural Name Diuxi Tilantongo Mixteco
Pronunciation JOO-shee tee-lahn-TOHN-go meeks-TEH-koh
Alternate Names Central Nochistlan Mixtec; Mixtec, Diuxi-Tilantongo; Mixteco, Central Nochistian; Mixteco, Diuxi-Tilantongo; Mixteco, Tilantongo; Nochixtlan; Oaxaca
Population this Country 4,500
Population all Countries 4,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11572
ROP3 Code 102633
ROP25 Code 305513
ROP25 Name Mixtec
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 37  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Oaxaca state: Diuxi and Tilantongo areas, 20 towns or villages. Mexico City, Oaxaca City and Puebla City.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 37  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Oaxaca state: Diuxi and Tilantongo areas, 20 towns or villages. Mexico City, Oaxaca City and Puebla City..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.10 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Profile Source Joshua Project 
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