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 Tenango Otomi.
Today most of them grow corn, beans and chili peppers, but they also grow coffee as a cash crop. Tenango Otomi men often work in the cities to supplement their income. Others are blacksmiths and artisans.
Traditionally the Otomi peoples worshipped the moon as the supreme god. Even today they include shamanistic practices, though they are primarily Roman Catholic.
The Tenango 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.
Pray for the Lord to give the Tenango Otomi people an abundant harvest as a testimony of his power and goodness.
Pray for Tenango 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, Tenango in Mexico.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Otomi, Tenango|
|People Name in Country||Otomi, Tenango|
|Natural Name||Tenango Otomi|
|Alternate Names||Otomi de Tenango; Otomi Tenango; Tenango Otomi|
|Population this Country||15,000|
|Population all Countries||15,000|
|Progress Scale||4 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||38 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Hidalgo, Puebla, and San Nicolás. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Otomi, Tenango (15,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||otn Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Otomi, Tenango
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1975-2009)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app (Wycliffe)||SIL|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Otomi, Tenango||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Bible app direct APK download||SIL|
|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: Otomi, Tenango||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Download scripture in this language||eBible.org|