• PEOPLE NAME: ACHI OF GUATEMALA

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By Rick McArthur

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PEID: 24702

ROP: 102326

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Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: Other Central American Indigenous

Language: Achi - (acr)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Guatemala

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Population: 161,000

Global Population: 161,000


PEID: 24702

ROP: 102326

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Achi of Guatemala, numbering 161,000, are No Longer 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 Guatemala. Their primary language is Achi. The primary religion practiced by the Achi 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 Churches founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.


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