People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Mixtec, Central Tlaxiaco of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 6,110

ROP3 Code: 110054
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Mixteco
Language: Tijaltepec Mixtec - (xtl)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Mexico

Majority Located Where

  Rochester, MN - 5,000

  Bakersfield, CA - 710

  Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL - 50

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 50

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Brief Profile

The Central Tlaxiaco 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 Tijaltepec Mixtec and Spanish, and children in the public school system in the USA are frequently bi or tri lingual.

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

Prayer Points

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

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Scripture Earth Resources in Mixtec, Tijaltepec
Scripture Earth Resources in Mixtec, Tijaltepec

Scripture Earth Resources in Various Mixtec Languages
Scripture Earth Resources in Various Mixtec Languages

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesAustinRochesterMN5,000
United StatesTaftBakersfieldCA700
United StatesWimaumaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL50
United StatesHomesteadMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL50
United StatesLamontBakersfieldCA10