Mexico - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

James Michener
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Mexico

POPULATION 103,400,165
ROMAN CATHOLIC 88.0 percent
PROTESTANT 5.8 percent
NONRELIGIOUS 4.3 percent
OTHER 1.9 percent

Mexico

Country Overview

Introduction

The United States of Mexico, located in North America, lies between the United States of America to the north and Guatemala and Belize to the southeast. Mexico is composed of a diversity of ethnic groups. The majority are mestizos (people of mixed Spanish-Indian blood), while the remainder include Amerindians (with 239 living languages), Caucasians, Afro-Americans, Middle Easterners, and Asians.

Spanish explorers arrived in Mesoamerica in the early sixteenth century C.E.. They discovered some of the greatest cultures in the history of the Americas, including the Olmec civilization, which began about 1200 B.C.E., and the Aztec empire, which dominated the central and southern regions of Mexico in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.

Hernán Cortés (1485–1547) and his followers—Spaniards and a thousand allies from Tlaxcala (an Indian nation that...

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