Middle America and the Caribbeanother subsistence combinations

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The Nahua are Native Americans who trace their ethnic origin and identity to the Nahuatl-speaking Aztecs. More commonly, the Nahua refer to themselves as “Mexicano” derived from the ancient Nahuatl word "Mexica." The majority live in Mexico, but pockets of Nahua communities are also found in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. The Nahua rely primarily on maize, supplemented by other crops, hunting, gathering, fishing, and the raising of some domesticated animals. Most families have secondary occupations. Nahua social organization centers on the nuclear family with additional reliance on non-residential extended families.

  • Middle America and the Caribbean
  • Central Mexico
Subsistence Type
  • other subsistence combinations
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua