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Native American Tribes of Belize

This is an index to the Native American information on our website pertaining to Belize Indian tribes and the indigenous languages spoken in Belize. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to a native tribe of Belize that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about contributing information to our site.

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The original inhabitants of the area that is now Belize include:

The Garifuna Indians
The Kekchi Indians
The Yucatec Maya Indians

Recommended books about Belize's Native Americans:

Maya Atlas: The Struggle to Preserve Maya Land in Southern Belize: Information on the Belizean Mayans, with many maps.
*The Maya of Belize: History book on the Mayan peoples of Belize, particularly in post-Columbian times.
*Time Among The Mayas: Book on the culture and survival of the Maya Indians of Belize, Guatemala and Mexico.
*Rainforest Remedies: 100 Healing Herbs of Belize: Book about the ethnobotany of Belize's Indian tribes.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Belize:

Belize Indigenous Training Institute: Organization working on behalf of Belize Indians.
Maya Civilization Timeline: Article on the history of the Maya tribes of Belize.
Maya Archaeological Sites in Belize: Maps, pictures, and explanations of various Mayan ruins in Belize.
Pyramids in Belize: Photographs of Belize Mayan temples.



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