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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Quiche of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 253,500

ROP3 Code: 101930
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Maya
Language: K'iche' - (quc)
Religion: Ethnic Religions
Country of Origin: Guatemala

Majority Located Where

  Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX - 1,000

  Tuscaloosa, AL - 900

  Columbia, SC - 200

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 100

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 25

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Brief Profile

The Quiche are an indigenous Mayan group who have migrated from the mountains of Guatemala and who maintain their pre-Columbian language and culture. Their primary language is K'iche'.

Many Quiche migrated to the USA to escape the brutal war that raged in Guatemala, and more have come in recent years in an effort to escape from the violence and poverty found in their homeland. Many migrants come from small farming communities and have had limited formal education.

The primary religion practiced by the Quiche is ancient ethnic Mayan religion rooted in the reverence of their ancestors and spirits in nature. Mayan religion is expressed through traditional rites, customs, and worldview, and conversion to Christianity essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Quiche believers to boldly proclaim the gospel to their people.
  • Pray that the barriers of traditional Mayan religion would be broken down.
  • Pray for more workers for the harvest, both for the Quiche in the United States, as well as those in Guatemala and Mexico.


Learning Resources

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Other Resources

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
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Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

Scripture Earth Resources in Various K'iche' Dialects and Alphabets
Scripture Earth Resources in Various K'iche' Dialects and Alphabets

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX1,000
United StatesNorthportTuscaloosaAL900
United StatesSaludaColumbiaSC200
United StatesLos AngelesLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA100
United StatesPlanoDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX25
United StatesMorgantonCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC25



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