The Mayan People
The Mayan people are the large group of early Native Americans living in regions of northern Central America to Mexico. Based on recent surveys, there is an estimated 7 million descendants of Mayan people living in Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador and the Mexican states of Yucatan, Campeche, Chiapas, Tabasco, and Quintana Roo. However, there remain very few groups of indigenous Mayan people.
The Mayan people are known for their well-developed written language, the only one of its kind in the pre-Columbian Americas. This Mesoamerican civilization is also recognized for its astronomical systems, unique architecture, arts and mathematical systems.
Aside from these accomplishments, the indigenous Mayan people have also a distinctive set of genetic traits, so it can be deduced that these people came from an isolated origin with a minimal number of individuals. This is clearly shown with nearly 100 percent of the indigenous Mayan population having blood type O. Even up to the modern times, the genetic traits of indigenous Mayan people are distinct enough to allow the easy identification of their descendants.