Mixtec, Tlazoyaltepec of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 2,200

ROP3 Code: 116245
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Mixteco
Language: Spanish - (spa)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Mexico

Status of Christianity


No Longer Unreached

GSEC Level: 5

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Majority Located Where

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 100

  Salem, OR - 10

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Brief Profile

The Tlazoyaltepec 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 languages are Spanish and Tlazoyaltepec Mixtec, and children in the public school system in the USA are frequently bi or tri lingual.

The primary religion practiced by the Tlazoyaltepec 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 Tlazoyaltepec 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 Tlazoyaltepec Mixtecs are oral learners and do not read or write in their own language.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Tlazoyaltepec 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 Tlazoyaltepec Mixtec in the United States, as well as those in Mexico.

Resources

J-Film
Global Recordings Network
Online Bible
Online Talking Bible - Spanish
Scripture Earth Resources in Various Mixtec Languages
Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesLos AngelesLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA100
United StatesWoodburnSalemOR10