Mayo people

Mayo people

About Mayo people

The Mayo are a Mexican indigenous people living in the states of Sonora and Sinaloa, originally living near the Mayo River in Sonora. In their own language they call themselves Yoreme. The Mayo language is an Uto-Aztecan language closely related to Yaqui and it is spoken by approximately 40,000 people (Ethnologue 1995 census). The Mayo sustain themselves mainly by agriculture and fishing, but also practice traditional artisanry.

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