Lalana Chinanteco in Mexico

The Lalana Chinanteco have only been reported in Mexico
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Chinanteco refers to a group of Oto-Manguean languages spoken in Veracruz and Oaxaca in southern Mexico. They are mutually unintelligible, so some linguists consider them to be separate languages rather than dialects. One of these is Lalana.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Lalana Chinanteco grow corn, beans, cassava and yams for their own consumption. They raise chickens for their meat. For cash crops they grow tobacco and coffee. The women make beautiful embroideries for sale. They are phasing out weaving and handicrafts.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Lalana Chinantecos are solidly Roman Catholic, but many of them maintain the rituals of their traditional beliefs. For example, they do homage to the corn and mountain gods and goddesses.


What Are Their Needs?

The Lalana Chinantecos need a steady income and food supply. They are vulnerable to the whims of nature.


Prayer Points

Pray for an abundant harvest for the Lalana Chinantecos as proof of God’s power and goodness.
Pray for Chinanteco Christian believers to disciple others in the ways of Christ.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will give them openness to the uniqueness of Jesus Christ.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to do a deep work in Lalana Chinanteco churches in the coming years.


Scripture Prayers for the Chinanteco, Lalana in Mexico.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinantecan_languages
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Chinantec
http://www.mexicantextiles.com/grouppages/chinanteco.html


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Chinanteco, Lalana
People Name in Country Chinanteco, Lalana
Natural Name Lalana Chinanteco
Pronunciation lah-LAH-nah chee-nahn-TEH-koh
Alternate Names Chinanteco; Choapan; Lalana; Lalana Chinantec
Population this Country 14,000
Population all Countries 14,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12961
ROP3 Code 105601
ROP25 Code 301733
ROP25 Name Chinantec
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Oaxaca-Veracruz states: border area, Lalana municipality, 25 towns; Jocotepec and Petlapa municipalities.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Oaxaca-Veracruz states: border area, Lalana municipality, 25 towns; Jocotepec and Petlapa municipalities..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
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 Chinantec, Lalana (14,000 speakers)
Language Code cnl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chinantec, Lalana (14,000 speakers)
Language Code cnl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chinantec, Lalana
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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