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Who were the Maya?

29 Mar

Who were the Maya?.

Almost any book on their art or culture will provide a more detailed answer.

The Maya are but one of many Mesoamerican ethnic groups. Like most ethnicities, they share a common language family and certain physical characteristics. Depending how you count, there are from 22 to 30 Maya languages in use, many of them endangered or threatened: the well-known Lacandones, for example, number perhaps 600 souls, mostly living in two villages in their eponymous Lacandon Forest.

 
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Posted by on 03/29/2012 in Fotografias

 

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