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Mopan
Total population
approx. 9,800
Regions with significant populations
 Belize 6,909
 Guatemala, El Petén 2,891
Languages
Mopan, English, Kriol, Spanish
Religion
Catholic, Evangelicalist, Maya religion

Mopan are one of the Maya peoples in Belize and Guatemala. Their language is also called Mopan. It is one of the Yucatec Maya languages.

The British forced the Mopan out of British Honduras and into Guatemala. The Mopan in Guatemala were made into slaves. In the 19th century, many Guatemalan Mopan came back into British Honduras.

In the 2000 Census, 6,093 Belizeans said Mopan was their first language. This was 3% the population.


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