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Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Scope Note: Area was inhabited by agriculturists by 2500 BCE; home to great Mayan civilization that flourished until 10th century; conquistador Alvarado subjugated native peoples 1523-1524; 16th century captaincy of same name included larger area than present nation; official language is Spanish, though much of population speaks native Amerindian dialects.

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