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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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The “Ch′orti′ Area”

The “Ch′orti′ Area”

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The Ch′orti′ Maya Area

Brent E. Metz

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses the so-called Ch'orti' area, its people, culture and language. Ch'orti' culture and language existed in what is today eastern Guatemala, western Honduras, and northwestern El Salvador at the time of the Spanish-Mexican invasion. This chapter analyzes the impact of the Spanish invasion and colonization on the indigenous polities in the region and provides a map showing the location of the Ch'orti' area.

Keywords:   Ch'orti', culture, language, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Spanish-Mexican invasion, polities

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