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The Ch′orti′ Maya AreaPast and Present$
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Brent Metz, Cameron L. McNeil, and Kerry M. Hull

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033310

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033310.001.0001

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Some Data and Reflections on the Demographic Dynamism and Continuity of the Colonial Ch′orti′ Population: The Many Copans and San Juan Ermita:

Some Data and Reflections on the Demographic Dynamism and Continuity of the Colonial Ch′orti′ Population: The Many Copans and San Juan Ermita:

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(p.148) 11 Some Data and Reflections on the Demographic Dynamism and Continuity of the Colonial Ch′orti′ Population: The Many Copans and San Juan Ermita:
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The Ch′orti′ Maya Area
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Lawrence H. Feldman

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0011

This chapter examines the demographic dynamism and continuity of the colonial Ch'orti' population. It describes the life-ways of Maya people and the land-use practices in this region, as well as the pressures placed on these people by Spanish colonization. The analysis of colonial documents show that among the Ch'orti', populations and settlements were fairly localized but far from stable, and significant migrations did occur.

Keywords:   Ch'orti' population, demographic dynamism, Maya people, Ch'orti' settlements, migration

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