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The Pech
Population Statistics, Tribal Council of Las Marias and Books


Pech population 1985 Statistics

  • Municipio de Dulce Nombre de Culmi, Olancho
  • Pueblo Nuevo Subirana, 310

    Agua Zarca 178
    Vallecito 183
    Culuco 100
    Pisijire 46
    Jocomico 47
    Pueblo de Culmi 25
  • Municipio de San Esteban, Olancho

    Santa Maria del Carbon          491

  • Municipio de Trujillo, Colon

    Silin          75

  • Municipio de Brus Laguna, Gracias a Dios

Las Marias (Baltituk)          140

Total     =      1595   (estimates from 1985)


Statistics from November 94
(Instituto Hondureno de Antropologia y Historia)

1518 Pech. 993 speaking their language.
Among the 6 to 20 age-group only half of them speak Pech in any capacity.

 

Current Consejo de Tribo de Las Marias

The organization of the "Consejo de Tribo de Etnia Pech de Las Marias" was founded in 1986. It is made of 9 people and an assembly which is composed of all the villagers.

President Don Ubense Ramos
Vice-President Francisco Torres Hernandez
Secretary General Bonifacio Mejia
Tresorero Bernardo Torres Hernandez
Casique Nolan Suansen
Voting Members Ernestina Mejia,
Adolfina Mejia,
Tereza Sorel,
Aurora Martinez

Books

Note: All research conducted on the Pech has been done in materials published in Spanish. At this time we don't know of any resources on the Pech in English, but we will update this list in the future.

Los Pech (payas) Una Cultura Olvidada
Rigoberta de Jesus Lanza, Marcio Julio Escobar, Mauren Denise Carias Moncada, Rosa Carminda Castellanos Primera edicion, Octubre 1986 (printed in Honduras)

La Cultura Pech: Un Acermiento a su Estado Actual
Silvia Gonzalez, Clare Mumford, Eva Martinez, Alfredo Corrales 1995

Dioses, Heroes y Hombres en el Universo Mitico Pech
Lazaro Flores and Wendy Griffin, Universidad Jose Simeon Canas, El Salvador 1991

Los Indios Payas de Honduras
Conzemius, E. 1927 Journal de la Societe des Americanistas, Paris

Las Lenguas del Area Intermedia: Introduccion a su estudio areal
Adolpho Constela Umana, Edicion de la Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, 1991

Estudio Etnodemografico de los grupos etnicos de Honduras los Pech y UDIP-IHAH, ined. Gonzales, Sylvia, Juan C. Vargas 1995

 

Note: Background photographs and design by Jean-Philippe Soule 1997

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