Around 90 percent of the population in Honduras is
mestizo (people of mixed indigenous and European
remainder of the population is composed of indigenous
percent); people of African descent, or blacks (2
those of European descent, or whites (1 percent).
and most blacks are culturally ladinos (those who practice
cultural patterns). Ladinos speak Spanish, and the
members of the Roman Catholic Church, although Protestant
denominations made significant gains in membership among
in the 1980s, especially in the larger cities.
Data as of December 1993