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Portrait of Humanity


The Maya peoples are an ethnolinguistic group of indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. The ancient Maya civilisation was formed by members of this group. Today's Maya is generally descended from people who lived within that historical region.

"Maya" is a modern collective term for the region's peoples. However, the term was not historically used by the indigenous populations themselves.

Maya Man with Mask

Maya People inhabit southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras.

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