San Juan Cotzal Ixil in Guatemala

The Ixil, San Juan Cotzal have only been reported in Guatemala
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Introduction / History

The Ixil people group is one of nine languages that make up the Guatemala Cluster. Though the languages are all in the Mayan family, no group's mother tongue can be easily understood by speakers of another.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The mountainous area where these people groups live is dotted with volcanoes. Most families engage in agriculture, raising plenty of food in the fertile soil. Some supplement their income, raising coffee, sugar, cardamom or bananas as cash crops. Sheep provide wool for a wide variety of woven and embroidered clothing and intricate handicrafts.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Among these indigenous peoples, about 70 percent are animists, who revere spirits in nature and of ancestors. About 30 percent are Christians, but their impact has been minimal.

Mayan religion pervades traditional rites, customs and ways of thinking. In recent years, foreigners have stirred a resurgence of interest in Mayan worldview, along with its religious practices.

Some Christian believers clearly demonstrate their faith through their choices and attitudes, but they long to better understand their relationship with God. How does He affect their daily lives and relationships? Many are asking for Old Testament Scriptures.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Ixil, San Juan Cotzal in Guatemala.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Ixil, San Juan Cotzal
People Name in Country Ixil, San Juan Cotzal
Natural Name San Juan Cotzal Ixil
Population this Country 44,000
Population all Countries 44,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names San Juan Cotzal Ixil
People ID 14698
ROP3 Code 108608
Country Guatemala
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country El Quiché department: Chajul, Cotzal, and Nebaj municipalities.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Guatemala
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country El Quiché department: Chajul, Cotzal, and Nebaj municipalities..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Ixil (44,000 speakers)
Language Code ixl   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Cotzal
Dialect Code 4781   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ixil (44,000 speakers)
Language Code ixl   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Cotzal
Dialect Code 4781   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ixil

Primary Language:  Ixil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1960-1999)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2001-2016)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Ixil
Text / Printed Matter Bible: U ak' Testamento tu kuyob'al
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Viakʼla txumbʼal u tioxh
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible Text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
2.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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