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  • proper n. An indigenous people centered in the northwestern region of the Mexican state Michoacán.
  • proper n. The language of these people.


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  • They discussed the problem in Purepecha, and he then went into the back yard to retrieve a stick, whistling softly as a rooster yacked.

    Antonia Cruz Rafael: the ceramics of Ocumicho, Michoacan

  • The mountain range that makes up the Meseta Purepecha is part of four geographic regions of the State of Michoacán in which indigenous culture and its traditions have been preserved.

    The Meseta Purepecha

  • The Tarascan language, or Purepecha, is a language isolate, unrelated to other indigenous languages in Mexico.

    Languages and place names of Lake Chapala, Mexico

  • Purepecha, meaning campesino or working man, was taken from the indigenous language as part of the nativist movement.

    Uruapan - The Real Mexico

  • Any time I have been in a Purepecha home to look at and buy crafts, the craftsmen are pleased to be asked to pose with their work.

    Proper Foto Etiquette?

  • Re: [wearechange] Expo Feria in the Purepecha Región

    Expo Feria in the Purepecha Regi�n

  • Hello everyone, just thought I´d make my first post by inviting anyone that wants to attend our annual festival in Cheran, Mich (about 40 mins north of Uruapan, Mich, 60 mins south of Zamora, Mich & 75 mins southwest of Morelia, Mich) I should note that there will be very traditional indigenous Purepecha (Tarasco) food, arts & crafts, and all with the lowest prices that you´ll be able to find, anywhere!

    Annual San Fransico de Asis Festival. Oct/4/2009-Oct/8/2009

  • He'd learned English while living in Portland, Oregon for ten years, where he eventually worked as a line cook and earned his GED before returning to Mexico, now fluent in English as well as Spanish and Purepecha.

    A Michoacan tradition: the needlework artistry of Hermelinda Reyes

  • She spoke with the soft consonants and pinched whispers of her native Purepecha as her grandson, Heraclio, translated her words into English.

    A Michoacan tradition: the needlework artistry of Hermelinda Reyes

  • His family told the press advocacy organization Reporters Without Borders that he was a member of the indigenous Purepecha group, and that he had written columns about attacks by armed groups on members on his community.

    Eyewitness News


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