Are there still Maya People living Today?

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Yes, there are Maya living today, around 8 million of them! Half the population of Guatemala are Maya and did you know that there are around 28 different Mayan languages spoken today?

Maya women, traditionally wear a blouse, called a huipil made of cotton with beautiful designs, that are distinct to the community they are from and which act as a form of identity. Huipiles were also worn by ancient Maya women. Women also wear a cotton skirt (corte) and often a coloured cotton ribbon in their hair (cinta). Spinning and weaving important parts of daily life for Maya women and each community has its own customs.

Both the ancient and modern Maya ate lots of maize, beans and squash, giving them a healthy diet of carbohydrates and proteins. Maize was much more than a food for the Maya though, they believed that they had been created from maize and one of their deities is the god of maize.





3 Responses to "Are there still Maya People living Today?"
  1. Sophie says:

    Soooooo true

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