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Term: Guatemala

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Area was inhabited by agriculturists by 2500 BC; home to great Mayan civilization that flourished until 10th cen.; conquistador Alvarado subjugated native peoples 1523-1524; 16th-cen. 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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ca. 600-900
ca. 600-900
ca. 600-900
ca. 600-900
ca. 600-900