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Culture Briefing

Mexico

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A traveler’s guide to the culture and customs of the Mexican people

Geotravel Research Center

Culture Briefing

Mexico

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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ........................................................ 8Geography ............................................................... 8 Environment ......................................................... 10 Mexico Today......................................................... 10 Fast Facts .............................................................. 11 Map: United Mexican States ................................ 13 Mexico’s Flag......................................................... 13 Map: Mexico within North America..................... 14

HISTORY .................................................................... 15 THE MEXICAN PEOPLE .......................................... 26 Customs and Ways ................................................ 26 Do’s and Don’ts ..................................................... 33 Conducting Business............................................. 44 Subcultures ........................................................... 49 Migrants .......................................................... 50 Indigenous Subcultures ................................... 51 Aztec ................................................................. 51 Huichol .............................................................52 Maya................................................................. 54 Mixtec............................................................... 56 Nahua............................................................... 57 Otomí................................................................ 58 Tarascans ......................................................... 59 Zapotec............................................................. 59 Language ............................................................... 60

HOME AND FAMILY ................................................. 61 Home ...................................................................... 61 Family.................................................................... 62 Marriage................................................................ 64 The Role of Women ................................................ 65 Names .................................................................... 66 Health and Welfare ............................................... 66 Dress ...................................................................... 69 Food and Dining ....................................................70...
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