Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Chatino

Middle American Indians of southwestern Oaxaca state in southern Mexico. The Chatino language is closely related to the neighbouring Zapotec language, and there are many cultural similarities between the two groups. The Chatino, who numbered about 37,000 in the late 20th century, live in a mountainous region. They are agricultural, raising a staple crop of corn (maize), as

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