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What are Honduran People Called

Honduran natives are lovingly known as catrachos.

hondureno formal version

catracho informal version


They reside along the central and western upland valley and along the La Costa Norte.


Hondurans belong to the mestizos community that is related to the Spanish-group of people belonging to the Indian-Spanish heritage. Amerindians cover a minor portion of the population. Spanish is the local language spoken here while English is even accepted in the Bay Island area. The other local languages spoken here are Lenca (some say it is a dead language), Miskitu, Garifuna, and many others.


The religion thriving in this area relates to the evidence of the Roman Catholicism where most of the area is marked with the presence of ornate churches, belonging to the colonial era.


Afro- and Anglo-Antilleans who traveled from other Caribbean islands are well placed in the region of the north coast and the Bay Islands. Garífuna, or Black Caribs, nestle along the coastal villages while a minor portion of the German and Middle Eastern origins are located near the northern coast.

Hondurans are loveing and friendly by nature.




"Hondureño catracho (the national nickname; can be amusing, insulting, or friendly, depending on the context.
"Catracho" comes from the name of Florencio Xatruch, the general who led the Honduran expeditionary force against
William Walker in Nicaragua in 1856."

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