Maya people

people of southern Venezuela and northern Central America

The Maya people form a diverse range of the Native American peoples of southern Mexico and northern Central America. The Mayan civilization was powerful, lasting for over a thousands of years.

Total population
7 million
Regions with significant populations
Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras
Mayan languages, Spanish and English
Christianity (predominantly Roman Catholic) and Maya religion

The most populations of Maya are in the Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Chiapas, and in the Central American countries of Belize, Guatemala, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador.

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