Mixteca Region

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Mixteca Region
Oaxaca regions - Mixteca in the northwast
Coordinates: 17°48′0″N 97°46′0″W / 17.80000°N 97.76667°W / 17.80000; -97.76667
Kintra Mexico
State Oaxaca

The Mixteca Region is a region in the state o Oaxaca, Mexico, pairt o the broader La Mixteca aurie which covers pairts o the states o Puebla, Guerrero an Oaxaca. The region includes the destricts o Juxtlahuaca, Silacayoapam, Huajuapan, Coixtlahuaca, Teposcolula, Tlaxiaco an Nochixtlán. The lairgest ceeties are Huajuapan an Tlaxiaco.[1] Accordin tae the 1990 census the region haed 556,256 fowk ower the age o five, o which 227,680 spoke Mixteco.

Handicrafts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Mixteca produce diverse handicrafts includin cups, masks, cotton an wool textiles such as touels, blankets, blouses, bags, belts, petticoats, embroidert shirts, cotton an wool shawls, reed baskets, furnitur, candles, ceramics o different clays for different purposes, saddlery, rockets, knives, iron, grindin stanes, brooms an fine palm hats. Weemen mak the textiles an pottery in their free time. Men are involvit in blacksmithin, carpentry, cutlery an harness makkin, wirkin at hame. Childer begin tae learn craft wirk aboot sax years. Acause o its importance in the regional economy, the craftsmanship o palm products deserves a special reference. Palms are uised tae mak hats, mats, purses, toys, brooms, handbags an so on.

Social Organisation[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Mixtec faimily is basically nuclear an patrilineal, awtho migration haes influencit the faimily structur as men aften spend lang periods awa frae hame. Municipal authorities serve for ane year anerlie. Judicial offices are held bi the trustees an mayors, who serve as prosecutors an judges. Fermlands are organisit intae ejidos an municipal properties, an smahaulders hae autonomy athin these properties. The Cooncil o Elders is important in some veelages, awtho in ithers it haes practically disappeared.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

Achiutla Pre-Columbie spiritual an cultural centre.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Región Mixteca". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Retrieved 2010-07-06.