Estado de Mexico Otomi in Mexico

The Estado de Mexico Otomi have only been reported in Mexico
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Introduction / History

The Otomi have been in Mexico even before the Aztecs. They were subsistence farmers who grew corn, beans and chilis. Eventually they were conquered and marginalized by the more powerful Aztecs. They became allies and mercenaries for the Spanish conquistadors which helped them extend their territory for a time. They have a number of subgroups based on language and location. One of these is the Estado de Mexico Otomi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today most of them grow corn, beans and chili peppers, but they also grow coffee as a cash crop. Estado de Mexico Otomi men often work in the cities to supplement their income. Others are blacksmiths and artisans.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Traditionally the Otomi peoples worshipped the moon as the supreme god. Even today they include shamanistic practices, though they are primarily Roman Catholic.


What Are Their Needs?

The Estado de Mexico Otomi people need to put Jesus Christ first in their spiritual lives. They have a good Christian presence, but like other peoples, they need a fresh wind of the Holy Spirit.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to give the Estado de Mexico Otomi people an abundant harvest as a testimony of his power and goodness.
Pray for Estado de Mexico Otomi Christian believers to lead others towards a Christ-oriented spirituality.
Pray for disciples who will make more disciples who will make even more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Otomi, Estado de Mexico in Mexico.


References

https://indigenouspeoplenet.wordpress.com/2022/05/13/otomi-indigenous-people/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Otomi, Estado de Mexico
People Name in Country Otomi, Estado de Mexico
Natural Name Estado de Mexico Otomi
Pronunciation ess-TAH-doh day MEH-hee-koh oh-toh-MEE
Alternate Names Otomi del Estado de Mexico; Otomí, De San Felipe Santiago; State of Mexico Otomi
Population this Country 23,000
Population all Countries 23,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15087
ROP3 Code 109550
ROP25 Code 306381
ROP25 Name Otomi
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 México state: Chapa de Mota, San Bartolo Morelos, San Felipe Santiago, and Santa Clara de Juarez.   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 México state: Chapa de Mota, San Bartolo Morelos, San Felipe Santiago, and Santa Clara de Juarez..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 26.00 %)
97.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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