People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Otomi, Valley of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 45,000

ROP3 Code: 106580
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Otomi
Language: Spanish - (spa)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Mexico

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Majority Located Where

  Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL - 10,000

  Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV - 3,000

  Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ - 200

  Naples-Marco Island, FL - 100

  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA - 100

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Brief Profile

The Valley Otomi are an indigenous group who have migrated from Mexico and who maintain their pre-Columbian language and culture. Their primary languages are Spanish and Mezquital Otomi, and children in the public school system in the USA are frequently bi or tri lingual.

The primary religion practiced by the Valley Otomi is a form of Cultural Catholicism layered over their traditional religion, and is rooted in the reverence of santos, their ancestors, and spirits in nature. Their religion is expressed through traditional fiestas, rites, and customs.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Valley Otomi believers to boldly proclaim the gospel to their people.
  • Pray that the barriers of traditional Otomi religion would be broken down.
  • Pray for more workers for the harvest, both for the Valley Otomi in the United States, as well as those in Mexico.

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Scripture Earth Resources in Otomi, Mezquital
Scripture Earth Resources in Otomi, Mezquital

Scripture Earth Resources in Various Otomi Languages
Scripture Earth Resources in Various Otomi Languages

Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish
Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesClearwaterTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL10,000
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV3,000
United StatesImmokaleeNaples-Marco IslandFL100
United StatesMineolaPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleTX100
United StatesPhoenixPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ100
United StatesAtlantaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA100