PEID: 39074

ROP: 105886

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Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: Maya

Language: Spanish - (spa)

Alternate Name(s): Chontal de la Costa de Oaxaca; Huamelula Chontal; Huamelulteco; Chontal de Oaxaca, Costa; chontal de Oaxaca de la costa

Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Mexico

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Population: 1,100

Global Population: 1,100

PEID: 39074

ROP: 105886

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical

Overview: The Lowland Oaxaca Chontal of Mexico, numbering 1,100, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Maya people cluster within the Latin-Caribbean Americans affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Mexico. Their primary language is Spanish. The primary religion practiced by the Lowland Oaxaca Chontal is Roman Catholicism, the largest branch of the Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is the one true Church founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.

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