Simply Belize: The Yucatec Maya: Part 2
Alternative names for the Yucatec Maya ethnicity: Maya, Masewal, Maya Masewal, Maya Mestizo, Northern Maya(Belize),Mayero
Alternative names for the language : Maya, Maaya T'aan, Maya Yucateco
Language Spoken: Maya ,Spanish and English.
Religion : Roman Catholic,Maya Spirituality,Mix of Roman Catholic with Maya spirituality, Evanglelical
Traditions: Hanal Pixan(Day of the dead), Biix, Cha Chaac ,Jetz Mek etc
Location: Corozal District, Orange Walk District ,Ambergris Caye and Cayo District.

Bio:The Yucatec Maya(Most came from the Yucatan peninsula what is now the Campeche,Yucatan and Quintana Roo States , escaping from the Guerra Social Maya better known as Caste War in 1840's). There have been evidence that their were still Yucatec Maya living in the extreme northwestern part of Belize in the Rio Bravo area before the massive migration of Maya from Mexico. The British reported several attacks in 1788 and 1801 from the Maya. A Yucatec Maya group name the Icaiche Maya which territory included northwestern Belize and Southern Mexico resisted to the British expansion of logwood cutting. The Icaiche Maya with the help of Maya who migrated to the San Pedro Yalbac area defeated the British Troops in December 21,1866 Which is known as the Battle of San Pedro Yalbac. Others are descendant of the Yucatec Maya group known as the Cruzoob Maya rebels who migrated to Belize from Chan Santa Cruz Areas. Today Many Yucatec Maya work as Cane farmers,milpero,Teachers,Soldiers,Police and other jobs.
Note: When they speak in this documentary about the Central Maya they referring to the Yucatec Maya group known as the Cruzoob Maya and when they refer to the Southern Maya they referring to the Yucatec Maya group known as the Icaiche Maya.

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