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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Popti of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 14,500

ROP3 Code: 102842
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Maya
Language: Popti' - (jac)
Religion: Ethnic Religions
Country of Origin: Guatemala

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Majority Located Where

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 500

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Brief Profile

The Popti 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 Popti'.

The primary religion practiced by the Popti is 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 Popti' 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 Popti' in the United States, as well as those in Guatemala and Mexico.


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