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Old 06-09-2018, 01:38 PM
 
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Actually IT IS the indigenous areas that get all the tourism. Southern and Eastern Guatemala where the majority are Mestizo don't get much foreign tourism at all. But even in much of the highlands Spanish is still the dominant language. Natives from different groups have to use Spanish to communicate with each other. You said you were Guatemalan. I doubt you are after that comment.

I'm thinking more of the Indigenous non-touristy areas, where no one caters to tourists. There are also more "Mestizo place" that get tourism like Guatemala City, Antigua, and Peten.


Where my family is from, most people were not speaking Spanish (well Spanish was mostly used as a second or third language). A lot people there speak various Mayan languages to communicate with neighboring Indigenous groups but also Spanish to speak with more "foreign people."



Anyway, I'm sure my roots in Guatemala are deeper than yours

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Old 06-09-2018, 04:39 PM
 
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I'm thinking more of the Indigenous non-touristy areas, where no one caters to tourists. There are also more "Mestizo place" that get tourism like Guatemala City, Antigua, and Peten.
I would hardly call Antigua a mestizo city anymore. Long gone are the days when most people looked like Ricarado Arjona in Antigua. The indigenous population has exploded in Antigua and all over. On the coast, everywhere. The last stronghold of Mestizos are the middle and upper class areas of Guatemala city and in oriente along the Honduras border. Even the coast is majority indigenous now. Same thing in Livingston Izabal, it is no longer a Garifuna town. It is Mayan town now. For every child a mestizo has, and indigenous family has three or four. And for the record I am not saying this is a bad thing, just saying how it is.

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Old 06-09-2018, 08:30 PM
 
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I would hardly call Antigua a mestizo city anymore. Long gone are the days when most people looked like Ricarado Arjona in Antigua. The indigenous population has exploded in Antigua and all over. On the coast, everywhere. The last stronghold of Mestizos are the middle and upper class areas of Guatemala city and in oriente along the Honduras border. Even the coast is majority indigenous now. Same thing in Livingston Izabal, it is no longer a Garifuna town. It is Mayan town now. For every child a mestizo has, and indigenous family has three or four. And for the record I am not saying this is a bad thing, just saying how it is.
That's good to hear. Make Guatemala Mayan again

I try to avoid Guatemala City as much as possible but the last time I was there I did see a bunch of Mestizos there. I'm more familiar with Northwestern Guatemala than other parts of Guatemala though.

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Old 06-09-2018, 11:43 PM
 
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That's good to hear. Make Guatemala Mayan again

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Hey hey not all of Guatemala was Mayan territory. There are Xinkas ....and there were Pipiles on the coast at one time.
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:33 AM
 
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Hey hey not all of Guatemala was Mayan territory. There are Xinkas ....and there were Pipiles on the coast at one time.

Oh yeah, I totally forgot they exist(ed) in Guatemala.
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:34 AM
 
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It's cool that the indigenous population in Guatemala is growing. I think the indigenous culture and heritage is what makes countries like Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala, etc, so special. You won't find that anywhere else in the world
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