PEID: 49289

ROP: 100034

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Affinity Group: American Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

People Cluster: Other Central American Indigenous

Language: Acatepec Me'phaa - (tpx)

Alternate Name(s): Tlapanec, Acatepec; Tlapanec, Malinaltepec; Tlapanec, Tlacoapa; Mi’phàà Minuíí Mi’pa; Mè’phàà Mañuwìín; Me’pa; Me’pa Wí’ìn; Me’phaa; Western Tlapanec; Eastern Tlapanec

Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: United States

Also found in: Mexico

Population: 17,000

Global Population: 189,000

PEID: 49289

ROP: 100034

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Northern Tlapanec of United States, numbering 17,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Other Central American Indigenous people cluster within the Latin-Caribbean Americans affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 189,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Acatepec Me'phaa. The primary religion practiced by the Northern Tlapanec 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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Jesus Film: Available

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