Belize – A Place

Summary

Continent: The Americas

Population: 374,681

Literacy:

Map

Belize is a country in Central America. It is located on the eastern coast.

History

Coming soon.

Modern Times

Most of the population is urban (42.3%).

The ethnic groups of Belize include Mestizo (52.9%), Creole (25.9%), Maya (11.3%), Garifuna (6.1%), East Indian (3.9%), Mennonites (3.6%), White (1.2%), Asian (1%), other ethnic groups (1.2%), and unknown (0.3%).

The majority of Belizeans religion is Roman Catholic (40.1%), also have Protestant (31.5%), Jehovah’s Witness (1.7%), and other groups’ ethnicity (10.5%) with unspecified (0.6%).

English is the official language of Belize’s people (62.9%). The second is Spanish, which is common for speaking (56.6%).

Genetics

This section is under development.

mtDNA

Genographic ProjectGeno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing results over to build 17.

Hg IDHg Build 16Birth CountryMother's Birth CountryMaternal Grandmother's Birth Country
Hap10041849A2apBelizeBelizeUnspecified
Hap10042452A2mBelizeBelizeUnspecified
Hap10042689A2wUnited StatesBelizeBelize
Hap10067045L1b2aCanadaJamaicaBelize
Hap10067809L2a1eUnited StatesBelizeUnspecified
Hap10068322L2b3bUnited StatesBelizeUnspecified
Hap10068905L3d1c1United StatesBelizeBelize
Hap10070262M30cUnited StatesBelizeBelize
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Sources and Resources

Background

Coming soon.

Journal Articles

  • Posth, C., Nakatsuka, N., Lazaridis, I, Skoglund, P., Mallick, S., Lamnidis, T.C., Rohland, N., Nagele, K., Adamski, N., Bertolini, E. Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Cooper, A., Culleton, B.J., Ferraz, T., Ferry, M., Furtwangler, A., Haak, W., Harkins, K., Harper, T.K., Hunemeier, T., Lawson, A.M., Llamas, B., Michel, M., Nelson, E., Oppenheimer, J., Patterson, N., Schiffels, S., Sedig, J., Stewardson, K., Talamo, S., Wang, C., Hublin, J., Hubbe, M., Harvati, K., Nuevo Delaunay, A., Judith Beier, J., Francken, M., Kaulicke, P., Reyes-Centeno, H., Rademaker, K., Trask, W.R., Mark Robinson, M., Gutierrez, S.M. (2018). Reconstructing the Deep Population History of Central and South America. Cell, -, -.