• PEOPLE CLUSTER: MIXTEC

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 53

Population: 759,690

Unreached people groups: 11

UPG population: 251,450

Unengaged UPGs: 0

UUPG population: 0

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

Overview: The Mixtec ('Mixteco' in Spanish) are a family of indigenous Mesoamerican peoples inhabiting the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Puebla in a region known as La Mixteca. The Mixtecan languages form an important branch of the Otomanguean language family. Mixtec religion is largely a blend of Roman Catholicism with traditional religious practices.

Peoples within this cluster: Amuzgo, Guerrero; Amuzgo, Ipalapa; Amuzgo, San Pedro Amuzgos; Cuicateco, Tepeuxila; Mixtec, Amoltepec; Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala; Mixtec, Atatlahuca; Mixtec, Ayutla; Mixtec, Cacaloxtepec; Mixtec, Chayuco; Mixtec, Chazumba; Mixtec, Chigmacatitlan; Mixtec, Coatzospan; Mixtec, Cuyamecalco; Mixtec, Diuxi-Tilantongo; Mixtec, Huitepec; Mixtec, Itundujia; Mixtec, Jamiltepec; Mixtec, Metlatonoc; Mixtec, Mitlatongo; Mixtec, Mixtepec; Mixtec, Northwest Oaxaca; Mixtec, Ocotepec; Mixtec, Penoles; Mixtec, Pinotepa Nacional; Mixtec, San Juan Colorado; Mixtec, San Juan Teita; Mixtec, San Miguel el Grande; Mixtec, San Miguel Piedras; Mixtec, Santa Maria Zacatepec; Mixtec, Silacayoapan; Mixtec, Sindihui; Mixtec, Southeastern Nochixtlan; Mixtec, Southern Puebla; Mixtec, Southwestern Tlaxiaco; Mixtec, Soyaltepec; Mixtec, Tacahua; Mixtec, Tamazola; Mixtec, Tidaa; Mixtec, Tijaltapec; Mixtec, Tlazoyaltepec; Mixtec, Tututepec; Mixtec, Yutanduchi; Trique, Chicahuaxtla; Trique, Copala

Countries where they are found: Mexico; United States


People groups: 53

Population: 759,690

Unreached people groups: 11

UPG population: 251,450

Unengaged UPGs: 0

UUPG population: 0

Number of countries: 2