The word “Mexico” is derived from Mexica (pronounced “Me-shee-ka”), the name for the indigenous group that settled in central Mexico in the early fourteenth century and is best known as the Aztecs. It is situated in North America, although culturally, it is identified more closely with Central and South American countries.
Mexican population estimated 97 million in 2000 . Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion in Mexico. After the conquest by the Spanish, Mexico’s indigenous peoples readily accepted Catholic beliefs and practices, but they did so on the basis of their pre-Hispanic religious beliefs.
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