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The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Brent Metz, Cameron L. McNeil, and Kerry M. Hull


The Ch'orti' area — located in present-day Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — was once the southernmost region of the ancient Maya world. Though thousands of years of tumultuous change have altered the face of the region drastically, many Ch'orti' have preserved their identity and maintained strong cultural ties to their past, and the region generally continues to practice traditions with Ch'orti' roots. The Ch'orti's' connection with the Maya past and modern-day struggles with poverty and cultural encroachment have made the once little-studied Ch'orti' an important subject of anthropologi ... More

Keywords: Ch'orti', Maya, identity, cultural ties, traditions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033310
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033310.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brent Metz, editor
University of Kansas

Cameron L. McNeil, editor

Kerry M. Hull, editor

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