Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: Other Central American Indigenous

Language: Spanish - (spa)

Alternate Name(s): Phorhépecha, Tarasco, Western Highland; Tarascan; Tarasco; Phorhépecha; Porhé, Tarascan, Porhé, Western Highland, Purepecha

Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Mexico

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Population: 196,000

Global Population: 196,000

PEID: 46981

ROP: 114871

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Purepecha of Mexico, numbering 196,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Other Central American Indigenous 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 Purepecha 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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