Jacalteco in Mexico


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Jakalteko people group is one of nine languages in a cluster of neighbors. 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.

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 on their society has regrettably 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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Scripture Prayers for the Jacalteco in Mexico.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Jacalteco
People Name in Country Jacalteco
Pronunciation hah-kahl-TEH-koh
Alternate Names Acateco; Eastern Jacalteco
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 58,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11692
ROP3 Code 102842
ROP25 Code 303296
ROP25 Name Jacalteco / Popti
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 Chiapas state: Amatenango de la Frontera municipality; Concepción Saravia near Frontera Comalapa municipality.   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 Chiapas state: Amatenango de la Frontera municipality; Concepción Saravia near Frontera Comalapa municipality..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Jakalteko (500 speakers)
Language Code jac   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Jakalteko (500 speakers)
Language Code jac   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Jakalteko

Primary Language:  Jakalteko

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1969-1991)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1979-1997)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2016)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Jakalteko Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Eastern) Scripture Earth
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Western) Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download (Eastern) SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Jakalteko YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app direct APK download (Eastern) SIL
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Jakalteko YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language eBible.org
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