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a state located in Central America and covering 22.965 km2; culturally, it belongs to the Caribbean. British colonial rule of Belize – then called British Honduras – dates back to the mid-17th century and lasted until 1981, when Belize gained its political independence. Belize has a population of 200,000 (1991), comprising many different ethnical groups. Most Belizeans are of mixed ancestry: Mestizos (44%) are of Spanish and Maya descent, Creoles (30%) are descendents of the slaves, brought from Africa and the West Indies, and of British settlers a…

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Lampe, Armando, “Belize,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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