Nahuatl, Southeastern Puebla of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 24,000

ROP3 Code: 107021
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Aztec
Language: Southeastern Puebla Nahuatl - (npl)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Mexico

Majority Located Where

  Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV - 2,000

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Brief Profile

The Southeastern Puebla Nahuatl are an Aztec indigenous group who have migrated from Mexico and who maintain their pre-Spanish conquest language and culture. The Nahua peoples were at one point the dominant people in central Mexico. Some of the most important Mesoamerican civilizations were of Nahua ethnicity, including the Toltec and Aztec cultures.

Many Southeastern Puebla Nahuatl come from small poor rural farming communities and immigrate to the USA looking for increased economic opportunities to better the lives of their families and their communities of origin in Mexico. Families are frequently torn apart, as husbands typically immigrate first to find work, leading to separation from their wives and children, to whom they typically remit a significant portion of their wages. They tend to be hard working and found in jobs relating to service and agriculture. Their primary languages are Southeastern Puebla Nahuatl and Spanish, and children in the public school system in the USA are frequently bi or tri lingual.

The primary religion practiced by the Southeastern Puebla Nahuatl is a form of Cultural Catholicism layered over their traditional religion, and is rooted in the reverence of santos, their ancestors, and spirits in nature. Their religion is expressed through traditional fiestas, rites, and customs.

Prayer Points

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


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Online Talking Bible - Nahuatl, Southeastern Puebla
Scripture Earth Resources in Náhuatl, Southeastern Puebla
Scripture Earth Resources in Various Nahuatl Languages
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV2,000