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What race are Guatemalans?

What race are Guatemalans?

With regard to ethnicity and culture, Guatemala has a population which is approximately 55 per cent indigenous, and 45 per cent ladina (Spanish-speaking). Twenty languages are spoken, although the dominant language is Spanish. The main ethnic groups are the Maya, the Garifuna, the Xinca and the Ladina.

What languages are spoken in Guatemala?

Guatemala/Official languages

What is Guatemala culture?

The culture of Guatemala reflects strong Mayan and Spanish influences and continues to be defined as a contrast between poor Mayan villagers in the rural highlands, and the urbanized and relatively wealthy mestizos population (known in Guatemala as ladinos) who occupy the cities and surrounding agricultural plains.

What makes Guatemala famous?

Guatemala is best known for its volcanic landscape, fascinating Mayan culture and the colorful colonial city of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But this small Central American country has a wealth of homegrown produce and talent.

Is Guatemala considered Latino?

Guatemalans are the sixth largest Latino group in the United States and the second largest Central American population after Dominicans and Salvadorans. Half of the Guatemalan population is situated in two parts of the country, the Northeast and Southern California.

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What type of people are Guatemalans?

Guatemala is the most populous country in Central America. Most of the population is of indigenous or mixed Maya descent. The Maya are the only indigenous people in Central America to make up the majority of the population of a Central American republic.

What are some Guatemalan beliefs?

Religious Beliefs In Guatemala

Rank Belief System Share of Population in Contemporary Guatemala
1 Roman Catholic Christianity 50%
2 Protestant Christianity 37%
3 Atheism, Agnosticism, or Irreligion 11%
Other Beliefs 2%