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Indian Tribes and Languages of Mexico

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Mexican tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe of Mexico 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.

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

*Acatec Indian tribe *Amuzgo Indian tribe *Chatino Indian tribe *Chiapaneca Indian tribe *Chichimeca Indian tribe
*Chicomuceltec Indian tribe *Chinanteco Indian tribe *Chocho Indian tribe *Ch'ol Indian tribe *Chuj Indian tribe
*Cochimi Indian tribe *Cocopa Indian tribe *Cora Indian tribe *Cuicateco Indian tribe *Guarijio Indian tribe
*Huasteco Indian tribe *Huave Indian tribe *Huichol Indian tribe *Ixcateco Indian tribe *Jacalteco Indian tribe
*Kickapoo Indian tribe *Kiliwa Indian tribe *Kumiai Indian tribe *Lacandon Indian tribe *Mam Indian tribe
*Matlatzinca Indian tribe *Mazahua Indian tribe *Mazatec Indian tribe *Mixe Indian tribe *Mixtec Indian tribe
*Mocho Indian tribe *Nahuatl/Mexica Indian tribe *Oaxaca Chontal tribe *Opata Indian tribe *Otomi Indian tribe
*Paipai Indian tribe *Pame Indian tribe *Pima Bajo Indian tribe *Popoloca Indian tribe *Popoluca Indian tribe
*Purepecha Indian tribe *Seri Indian tribe *Tabasco Chontal tribe *Tacaneco Indian tribe *Tarahumara Indian tribe
*Tectiteco Indian tribe *Tepehua Indian tribe *Tepehuan Indian tribe *Tlahuica Indian tribe *Tlapanec Indian tribe
*Tojolabal Indian tribe *Toltec Indian tribe *Totonac Indian tribe *Trique Indian tribe *Tubar Indian tribe
*Tzeltal Indian tribe *Tzotzil Indian tribe *Yaqui Indian tribe *Yucatec Maya Indian tribe *Zapotec Indian tribe
*Zoque Indian tribe

Recommended books about Mexican Indian languages and cultures:

The Mesoamerican Indian Languages:
     Mexican Indian linguistic reference from the Cambridge Language Surveys.
Mesoamerican Voices: Native Language Writings from Colonial Mexico, Yucatan, and Guatemala:
     Book of folklore and traditional narratives in the original languages of Mexico, with English translation.
Mexican Indian Costumes:
     Photography book featuring the traditional dress of many different Mexican tribes.
Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico * Mesoamerican Mythology * Myths of Ancient Mexico:
    Mythology of Mexico and Central America:
     Books about the myths and legends of the Mexican Indians.
Indian Women of Early Mexico:
     An interesting collection of essays about Mexican Native American women in colonial times.
Mexico Indian Folk Designs: 252 Motifs from Textiles:
     Art book presenting illustrations of traditional designs from indigenous Mexican tribes.

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

Ethnologue Report for Mexico: Demographic information about the Indian languages of Mexico.
Mexican Languages By Population of Speakers: A list of the most spoken languages of Mexico.
Indigenous Languages of Mexico: Online dictionary files for several Mexican Indian languages.
Bible Verses in Mexican Languages: Translations of Biblical passages into several indigenous languages of Mexico.
Indigenous Peoples of Mexico: Article on Mexican Indian history.
The Myths of Mexico and Peru: Online collection of Native Mexican legends.
Native American Nations in Mexico: Overview of the largest groups of Mexican Indians.
Native Middle America: Articles on Mesoamerican and Central American history and culture.



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