A report on Huichol and Huichol language

Huichol women and children
Location of the Huichols in western Mexico
A Nayarit tomb figure in the permanent collection of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Photo of Huichol woman and child.
Representation of the god Kauyumari (Blue Deer)
Altar of the dead in wixarika school.
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Huichol yarn painting
This blue beaded Huichol art bear depicts symbols of peyote, scorpion, and corn.
Wixarika artist with a big lion sculpture covered with crystal beads in Arte Marakame gallery.
Huichol mara'akame (shaman).

They are best known to the larger world as the Huichol, although they refer to themselves as Wixáritari ("the people") in their native Huichol language.

- Huichol

It is spoken by the ethnic group widely known as the Huichol (self-designation Wixaritari), whose mountainous territory extends over portions of the Mexican states of Jalisco, San Luis Potosí, Nayarit, Zacatecas, and Durango, mostly in Jalisco.

- Huichol language
Huichol women and children

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One of the 31 states which, along with Mexico City, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

One of the 31 states which, along with Mexico City, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

Along the shore of Lake Chapala
Near the Primavera Forest
View of a sunny day near Mascota, Jalisco in January
A Wixárika man making a beaded jaguar head
Regions of Jalisco
Four physiographic regions of Jalisco
View of Mascota, Jalisco
Figure; 2nd century; ceramic; height: 7.9 cm (3 in.); Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City)
Cristóbal de Olid leads Spanish soldiers with Tlaxcalan allies in the conquests of Jalisco, 1522. From Lienzo de Tlaxcala.
Painting of Prisciliano Sánchez, first governor of the state
View of Puerto Vallarta
Colorful painted egg shells, filled with confetti, handmade by village children and used to celebrate the most important traditions of Ajijic, Jalisco.
Typical Mariachi of Jalisco.
Akron Stadium
Chivas banner at a game
Parroquia de Santiago Apostol, in Tequila
Parroquia de San Antonio, in Tapalpa
Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion, en Lagos de Moreno
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel in San Miguel el Alto
Guadalajara Cathedral
Parroquia de San Francisco in Tepatitlán de Morelos
Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora de San Juan de los Lagos in San Juan de los Lagos, 2nd most visited religious center in the country
Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan, in Zapopan
Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, in Talpa de Allende
Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, in Puerto Vallarta

The state is home to two significant indigenous populations, the Huichols and the Nahuas.

As of 2010, the most common indigenous language is Huichol with 18,409 speakers, followed by Nahuatl at 11,650, then Purépecha at 3,960 and variations of Mixtec at 2,001.