Purépecha Women - (from the Mexican State of Michoacan)
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Most Purépecha indians (sometimes refered to as Tarasco indians) are from Michoacan. The Purépecha language is spoken by about 200,000 indigenous Mexicans. 75% of the Purépechas are bilingual, speaking both Spanish and Purépecha. 25% speak only Purépecha. The Purépecha language is distantly related to the Zuñi Indians' language from New Mexico and state in the US southwest. The Purépecha language is also related to the Quechua-Aymara language of some South American Indian people.