Correspondence| Volume 25, e8-e9, November 2016

Genetic polymorphism of 15 STR loci in 3 ethnics groups of Guerrero State, Mexico

      Guerrero is one of the 32 states of México. It is located in Southwestern México and bordered by the states of Michoacán to the north and west, México and Morelos to the north, Puebla to the northeast and Oaxaca to the east (Supplemental Fig. 1). Guerrero has a population of 3,079,649 people, about 17.2% of the total population of the state are indigenous people. The indigenous population is mostly located in the Montaña zone and, less in the Costa Chica, these areas being marginal zones. This population is composed of Mixtecos (na savi) (28%), Nahuas (nauatlakaj) (40%), Amuzgos (suljaá) (9%) and Tlapanecos (méphaa) (22%). There are only Amuzgo, Tlapaneco and Mixteco groups in the neighbour states of Oaxaca, Morelos and Puebla and their inhabitants speak more than 20 different native languages. Only 29% out of those who speak an indigenous language also speak Spanish.
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