What race are Central Americans and Where do Central Americans come from?

Ethnic backgrounds of Central Americans vary.

Most Central Americans are a mix of European and Native American, or of African and Native American. But some are pure descendants of Native American groups such as the Maya.

Mayans represent 55 percent of Guatemala’s population.

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