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Honduras
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1. History, Society, Economy, State

Honduras, a Central American republic, was first sighted by Columbus in 1502. It shares borders with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Its coasts touch both the Caribbean Sea, often referred to as its Atlantic coast, and the Pacific Ocean.

From the first millennium a.d. the western part of Honduras was inhabited by the Maya, who built Copán as one of their most impressive cult ci…

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Prien, Hans-Jürgen, Aguiluz, Edwin and Mulholland, Kenneth, “Honduras”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_H283>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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