Western Highland Purepecha (Purepecha, Western Highland) Bible - Bible with Deuterocanon

Western Highland Purepecha (Purepecha, Western Highland) Bible - Bible with Deuterocanon

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Western Highland Purepecha (Purepecha, Western Highland) Bible - Bible with Deuterocanon

Purépecha (also P'urhépecha [pʰuˈɽepet͡ʃa], Phorhé or Phorhépecha), often called Tarascan (Spanish: Tarasco), is a language isolate or small language family that is spoken by 124,494 Purépecha in the highlands of Michoacán, Mexico. Purépecha was the main language of the pre-Columbian Tarascan State and became widespread in northwestern Mexico during its heyday in the late post-Classic period. The small town of Purepero got its name from the indigenous people who lived there. Other groups that existed then were the Aztec and the Maya (ca. 1400–1521).Even though it is spoken within the boundaries of Mesoamerica, Purépecha does not share many of the traits defining the Mesoamerican language area, suggesting that the language is a remnant of an indigenous pre-Aztec substrate that existed several thousands of years ago before the migration of speakers that contributed to the formation of the sprachbund.