June 2013

Chiapas History

The Chiapas name is derived from “Chiapan” or “Tepechiapan” the name of an indigenous population. The term is from Nahuatl and has been translated to mean “sage seed hill” and “water below the hill.” After the Spanish arrived, they established two cities called Chiapas de los Indios and Chiapas de los EspaƱoles, with the name […]

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