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Ethnicity, Language, & Religion of Honduras

WARNING: Violence is common in Honduras, please read this travel warning before going!

Ethnicity

Nearly all of the people of Honduras today are ethnically "mestizo," a combination of American Indians and Europeans (primarily Spanish). Of the rest of the people in the country, most are either wholly American Indian or African.

Language

The only official language in Honduras is Spanish, as nearly the entire population speaks this language natively. There are also dozens of American Indian languages that are spoken natively in homes, with many of these people learning Spanish as a second language.

Spanish is a Romance language also spoken in Spain; it is closely related to other Romance languages, including Portuguese, Italian, French, Romanian, others. The dialect of Spanish in Honduras is quite distinct in comparison to that of Spain and there are also many minor differences in the language across Latin America.

Religion

Honduras is one of the world's most homogenous countries when it comes to religion. 97% of the people are Roman Catholic and nearly everyone else is Protestant.

Catholicism is a Christian religion that is one of the first Christian religions (founded after the death of Jesus in about 30-33 AD). Catholicism believes that there is a single God who created everything, a savior, the son of God, Jesus Christ who is the forgiver of sins, and there is the Holy Spirit, which makes up the last part of the Holy Trinity. Catholics follow the teachings of the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments. Much of the faith is based on the life and teachings of Jesus, which is found in the gospels (in the New Testament).

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This page was last updated: May, 2014