The “Ch′orti′ Area”

Brent E. Metz

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033310
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039527 | DOI:
The “Ch′orti′ Area”

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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

Chapter.  3303 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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