Dulce Nombre de Culmí

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Dulce Nombre de Culmí
Municipality
Dulce Nombre de Culmí is located in Honduras
Dulce Nombre de Culmí
Dulce Nombre de Culmí
Coordinates: 15°7′0″N 85°31′6″W / 15.11667°N 85.51833°W / 15.11667; -85.51833Coordinates: 15°7′0″N 85°31′6″W / 15.11667°N 85.51833°W / 15.11667; -85.51833
Country  Honduras
Department Olancho
Villages 27
Area
 • Total 2,925.03 km2 (1,129.36 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 33,085

Dulce Nombre de Culmí (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdulse ˈnombɾe ðe kulˈmi]) is a municipality in the northeastern region of the Honduran department of Olancho. It lies approximately 17 miles (27 km.) southeast of San Esteban and about 27 miles (43 km.) northeast of Catacamas. The Ríos Guampú (or Wampú) and Culmí pass through this municipality.

Pech people[edit]

This area of Olancho is the home of one of the seven indigenous peoples living in Honduras, the Pech, formerly known as "Payas". As of early 2005, the Pech population had been reduced to 3,800. The Pech language is a member of the Chibchan family of languages, and, although it is still spoken by older people, it is in danger of extinction in the relatively near future. Despite modern influences the Pech still preserve their simple way of living and traditions.