The Purepecha or Tarascans (endonym Western Highland Purepecha: P’urhepecha [pʰuˈɽepet͡ʃa]) are a group of indigenous people centered in the northwestern region of Michoacán, Mexico, mainly in the area of the cities of Cheran and Patzcuaro.
The most significant indigenous group of Michoacán is the Purépecha, sometimes called the Tarascans, an independent people that resisted Aztec conquest. Their language is unrelated to other Mexican languages; it is possible that they originate in South America.
In pre-Hispanic times, the area was the home of the Purépecha Empire, which rivaled the Aztec Empire at the time of Spanish encounter. After the Spanish conquest, the empire became a separate province which became smaller over the colonial period. Michoacán is known for its Spanish colonial towns.
Purépecha is a language isolate spoken by some 175,000 people in the highlands of the Mexican state of Michoacán. Purépecha was the principal language of the Tarascan state, which was founded in the early 14th century, occupied more or less same area as Michoacán, and fell to the Spanish in 1530.
Michoacán produces more avocados than any other state in Mexico, which is the world’s largest supplier of avocados. The city of Uruapan, Michoacán, is known as the avocado capital of the world. The Purhépecha language is distantly related to Quechua, one of the main languages in the Andean zone of South America.
The name ” Tarascan ” (and its Spanish-language equivalent, “tarasco”) comes from the word “tarascue” in the Purépecha language, which means indistinctly “father-in-law” or “son-in-law”. The Nahuatl name for the Purépecha was “Michhuàquê” (“those who have fish”), whence the name of the Mexican state of Michoacán.
Do Not Travel to the States of Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa due to crime; or to the State of Tamaulipas due to crime and kidnapping. Reconsider Travel to the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Jalisco, Mexico, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, San Lui Potosi, Sonora, and Zacatecas due to crime.
The flag of the State of Michoacán is, like most current Mexican state flags, the coat of arms centered on a white field. The coat of arms of Michoacán is divided into four sections. The upper dexter field is red with a statue of José María Morelos, one of the most important figures in the war of independence.
mi-cho-a-cán (just as it’s written).
What to eat in Michoacán? Top 6 most popular Michoacanese dishes Egg Dish. Huevos migas. Michoacán. Mexico. n/a (3) Snack. Corunda. Michoacán. Mexico. n/a (4) Stew. Churipo. Michoacán. Mexico. shutterstock. Vegetable Soup. Tarascan Pinto Bean Soup (Sopa Tarasca) Michoacán. Mexico. Dessert. Chongos Zamoranos. Zamora de Hidalgo. Mexico.
Michoacán (Level 4): “Crime and violence are widespread in Michoacán state. Do not travel due to crime.” Morelos (Level 3): “Violent crime and gang activity are common in parts of Moreles state.”
Firefights between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and rival criminal group Cárteles Unidos raged in four municipalities in western Michoacán on Wednesday night, leaving six dead, two arrested and several vehicles and weapons abandoned and confiscated by police.
The Purepecha language, previously known as Tarascan, is a language isolate that is not even provisionally linked with any other language. It is spoken in the state of Michoacan near Lake Pátzcuaro and the Paricutín volcano.
Tarascan language, also called Purépecha language, a language isolate, spoken by about 175,000 people in the Mexican state of Michoacán. It has no known relatives, though unsubstantiated proposals have attempted to link it with the “Chibchan-Paezan” hypothesis, Mayan, Quechua, and Zuni.
Nahuatl language, Spanish náhuatl, Nahuatl also spelled Nawatl, also called Aztec, American Indian language of the Uto-Aztecan family, spoken in central and western Mexico. Nahuatl, the most important of the Uto-Aztecan languages, was the language of the Aztec and Toltec civilizations of Mexico.