San Luis Potosi Huasteco in Mexico

The San Luis Potosi Huasteco have only been reported in Mexico
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Huastecos, or Teenek, are an indigenous group dwelling in the eastern region of San Luis Potosí. Beginning as the descendants of Mayan groups in the Veracruz coast, the Huastecos were hunter-gatherers who spoke a form of Mayan. They were culturally significant as their region developed. Eventually, they were conquered by the Aztecs, which limited the spread of their influence. The arrival of Spanish colonization in 1519 was met with resistance from the Huastecos, causing intense conflict between the two groups. This conflict was somewhat put to rest by the Spaniards’ “peace by purchase policy,” in which indigenous tribes were bribed with valuable goods. This “peace” led to Spanish evangelism of the Huastecos.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The San Luis Potosi Huasteco have resiliently maintained their traditional culture to the present. Huastecan dance and music have had a considerable influence on Mexican culture.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Catholicism, which has been syncretized with cultural spiritual beliefs, is the majority religion.


What Are Their Needs?

The San Luis Potosi Huasteco need to put Christ first in their lives.


Prayer Points

Ask the Lord of the harvest to send loving workers into his harvest.
Pray for active discipleship among this people group.
Pray they would even take the gospel to other people groups in their region.
Ask for their fellowships to be Christ centered, with a spiritual hunger, discernment, and protection from false doctrine and spiritual counterfeit.
Ask God to strengthen faith in Christ among the San Luis Potosi Huasteco people.


Scripture Prayers for the Huasteco, San Luis Potosi in Mexico.


References

https://indigenousmexico.org/san-luis-potosi/indigenous-san-luis-potosi-the-land-of-the-nahuatl-and-the-huastecos/
https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/huastecos
http://www.somosprimos.com/schmal/emex.h


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Huasteco, San Luis Potosi
People Name in Country Huasteco, San Luis Potosi
Natural Name San Luis Potosi Huasteco
Pronunciation sahn loo-EES poh-toh-SEE wahs-TEH-koh
Alternate Names Huasteco, San Luis Potos; San Luis Potosi Huastec
Population this Country 88,000
Population all Countries 88,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14702
ROP3 Code 108612
ROP25 Code 303090
ROP25 Name Huastec
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 Veracruz state: 60 villages; San Luis Potosí state: 12 villages; Cerro Azul on southeast edge, Tepetzintla on south edge, Tantima on north edge, Santa María Ixcatepec on west edge; Amatlán Tuxpan, Galeana y Zaragoza Vieja, San Francisco Chontla, Tamiahua, and Tancoco; east of Huasteco Veracruz-Llave.   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 Veracruz state: 60 villages; San Luis Potosí state: 12 villages; Cerro Azul on southeast edge, Tepetzintla on south edge, Tantima on north edge, Santa María Ixcatepec on west edge; Amatlán Tuxpan, Galeana y Zaragoza Vieja, San Francisco Chontla, Tamiahua, and Tancoco; east of Huasteco Veracruz-Llave..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
96.00 %
Ethnic Religions
4.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Huastec
Language Code hus   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Spanish
Primary Language Huastec
Language Code hus   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Spanish
People Groups Speaking Huastec

Primary Language:  Huastec

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1953-2000)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1970-2017)
Bible-Complete No
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Huastec 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 Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (San Luis Potosi) Scripture Earth
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Veracruz) Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app (Wycliffe) Wycliffe
Mobile App Android Bible app (Wycliffe) Wycliffe
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download (San Luis Potosi) SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download (Veracruz) SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Huastec YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
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 Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app direct APK download (Veracruz) SIL
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Huastec YouVersion Bibles
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