Cáhita

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Cáhita
Total population
40,000
Regions with significant populations
Mexico Mexico (Sonora Sonora)
Languages
Cahita (Yaqui, Mayo)
Related ethnic groups
Mayo people, Yaqui people
Logo featuring images of Cáhita dancers

Cáhita is a group of Indigenous peoples of Mexico, which includes the Yaqui and Mayo people. Numbering approximately 40,000, they live in west coast of the states of Sonora and Sinaloa.[1]

Language[edit]

Main articles: Yaqui language and Mayo language

Their language belongs to the Taracahitic family. Cáhita is an agglutinative language, where words use suffix complexes for a variety of purposes with several morphemes strung together.

Population[edit]

The Cáhita population was drastically reduced by Spanish explorers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cahita: Orientation." Every Culture. (retrieved 30 Dec 2010)