People and Culture

By Gigi and Campbell

Some people think the name Guatemala comes from the Mayan word Guhatezmalh.

The ancient Mayan people were very good at math. They invented the number zero.

The ancient Mayan wrote in hieroglyphics.

The Mayan empire collapsed and the Mayan society began to shrink in the 10th century , and split into separate groups.

The largest Mayan  group living in Guatemala now is the Quiche .

Many Mayan women continue to weave. They wear the same traje or suit that the ancestors wore.