Corozal Organization of East Indian Culture and Heritage (COEICH)
COEICH is a very active organization in Corozal to preserve the culture of Corozaleños with East Indian ancestry. This page explains some of their characteristics, food, and other information. It includes a page describing the COEICH East Indian Festival of 2010.
The Mestizo Culture
Many residents of Belize, especially in the north, including Corozal, belong to the Mestizo culture, comprising Maya and Spanish ancestry. This article, written by 5 young ladies when they were CCC students in about the year 2000, describes their culture.
The Maya Culture of Northern Belize
The Northern Maya of Belize belong to the Yucatec Maya group which are found in Corozal, Orange Walk, and Cayo. Their native language is known simply as Maya or Màaya t’àan but it is also known as Maya Yucateco. Today mostly elders are the Maya speakers while many of the younger generation have exchanged their native Maya language for Spanish and English, putting the Maya language endangered with just a little over 2000 speakers in Belize.