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Pame people


Pame people

Map of the Pame and surrounding nations during the 16th century

The Pame are an indigenous people of central Mexico living in the state of San Luis Potosí. They call themselves Xi'úi. They speak the Pame language, which belongs to the Oto-Pamean group of the Oto-Manguean language family.

According to some sources about the Chichimec Wars they were the least warlike of all the Chichimeca tribes.

Junípero Serra learned the Pame language and translated the catechism into Pame.[1]


  1. ^ Palóu & James 1913: 27


  • Palóu, Francisco, and George Wharton James. Francisco Palou's Life and Apostolic Labors of the Venerable Father Junípero Serra, Founder of the Franciscan Missions of California. Pasadena, Calif: G.W. James, 1913.

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