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Purépecha (North American people)


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    • Porhé (North American people)
    • P'orhépecha (North American people)
    • P'urhe (North American people)
    • Phorhépecha (North American people)
    • P'urhépecha (North American people)
    • Tarascan (North American people)
    • Tarasco (North American people)
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    • found: Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, c2008:Tarascans (Tarascans (now also called Purépecha), the Native American linguistic and cultural group that in pre-Spanish times occupied most of the area of the present Mexican state of Michoacán. The Tarascans dominated an empire that extended into regions of the present states of Guerrero, Guanajuato, and Jalisco but probably did not reach the Pacific coast.)
    • found: New Britannica Library online, Sept. 23, 2015:Tarasco (Alternate titles: Purépecha, Tarascan) Indian people of northern Michoacán state in central Mexico. The area in which the Tarasco live is one of high volcanic plateaus and lakes; the climate is arid and cool. The Tarascan people are undergoing a slow process of assimilation into the mainstream mestizo culture of Mexico, but there are still people primarily monolingual in the Tarascan language and culturally conservative.)
    • found: Mexconnect online, Oct. 2, 2015:Tarasco culture and empire (Purepecha people were called Tarascan by the Spanish; Tarascans flourished from 1100 A.D. to 1530 A.D.; Tarascan people; Tarascan society)
    • found: National Museum of the American Indian WWW site, Oct. 2, 2015:cultural thesaurus (Purepecha (Tarasco))
    • found: Historia universal WWW site, Oct. 2, 2015:Cultura purépecha o tarasca (the purépecha (traditionally also called tarascos) are an indigenous people that inhabit the region northeast of the Mexican state of Michoacán; there is debate about whether which terminology, purépecha or tarascos, is considered more correct)
    • found: Ethnologue online, Oct. 2, 2015:Purepecha (a language of Mexico; alternate names: Eastern Lake Purepecha, P'orhe, P'orhépecha, P'urhe, P'urhépecha, Phorhépecha, Porhé, Purépecha de la Zona Lacustre, Tarascan, Tarasco)
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    • 2015-10-02: new
    • 2016-01-06: revised
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