Mixtec, Mixtepec of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 750

ROP3 Code: 106682
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Mixteco
Language: Mixtepec Mixtec - (mix)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Mexico

Status of Christianity


No Longer Unreached

GSEC Level: 5

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Majority Located Where

  Wilmington, NC - 250

  Naples-Marco Island, FL - 150

  Holland-Grand Haven, MI - 100

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 100

  Bakersfield, CA - 50

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Brief Profile

The Mixtepec Mixtec are an indigenous Mixtec group who have migrated from the mountains of Southern Mexico and who maintain their pre-Columbian language and culture. Their primary language is Mixtepec Mixtec, although some have learned Spanish, and children in the public school system in the USA are frequently bi or tri lingual.

The primary religion practiced by the Mixtepec Mixtec is a form of Cultural Catholicism layered over their traditional religion, and is rooted in the reverence of santos, their ancestors (who are guardians of the traditional Mixtec ways) and spirits in nature. Their religion is expressed through traditional fiestas, rites, and customs.

The culture of the Mixtepec Mixtec is both hierarchical and patriarchal, and immigrants to the USA frequently maintain very strong cultural, family, and financial ties to their communities of origin. Most Mixtepec Mixtecs are oral learners and do not read or write in their own language.

Prayer Points

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

Resources

Global Recordings Network
Online Talking Bible - Mixtec, Mixtepec
Scripture Earth Resources in Mixtec, Mixtepec
Scripture Earth Resources in Various Mixtec Languages
Displaying 1-10 of 10 results.
StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesRocky PointWilmingtonNC250
United StatesNaplesNaples-Marco IslandFL150
United StatesHomesteadMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL100
United StatesHollandHolland-Grand HavenMI100
United StatesArvinBakersfieldCA50
United StatesBrunswickBrunswickGA25
United StatesWoodburnSalemOR10
United StatesMobileMobileAL10
United StatesPlant CityTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL10
United StatesMossyrockSalemWA10