Western Pocomchi in Guatemala

The Western Pocomchi have only been reported in Guatemala
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Pokomchi people group is one of nine languages that make up the Guatemala Cluster. 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 in-tricate handicrafts.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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 has 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.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Pocomchi, Western in Guatemala.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Pocomchi, Western
People Name in Country Pocomchi, Western
Natural Name Western Pocomchi
Alternate Names Pocomchi; Western Pocomchi
Population this Country 91,000
Population all Countries 91,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15381
ROP3 Code 110800
ROP25 Code 306755
ROP25 Name Pocomchi
Country Guatemala
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alta Verapaz department: San Cristobal Verapaz area; Baja Verapaz department: notheast of Salama; El Quiché department: eastward from Uspantan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Guatemala
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Alta Verapaz department: San Cristobal Verapaz area; Baja Verapaz department: notheast of Salama; El Quiché department: eastward from Uspantan..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Poqomchi' (91,000 speakers)
Language Code poh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Poqomchi' (91,000 speakers)
Language Code poh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Poqomchi'

Primary Language:  Poqomchi'

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1957-1996)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1983-2012)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2009)
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 God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Poqomchi' Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
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 Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Occidental) Scripture Earth
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Oriental) Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download (Occidental) SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Poqomchi' 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 (Occidental) SIL
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Poqomchi' YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language eBible.org
Photo Source Lon&Queta - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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