• PEOPLE NAME: CAKCHIQUEL OF GUATEMALA

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By Rick McArthur

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PEID: 24705

ROP: 101915

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Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: Other Central American Indigenous

Language: Kaqchikel - (cak)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Guatemala

Also found in: United States

Population: 1,350,000

Global Population: 1,488,000


PEID: 24705

ROP: 101915

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Cakchiquel of Guatemala, numbering 1,350,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Other Central American Indigenous people cluster within the Latin-Caribbean Americans affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,488,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Kaqchikel. The primary religion practiced by the Cakchiquel is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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