Maya people

Mesoamerican ethnic group

The Maya people are several culturally related mesoamerican ethnic groups of southern Mexico and northern Central America. The Mayan civilization lasted a few thousand years.

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

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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