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Hispanic/Latino Folklife in Southern Nevada

Nevada's Hispanic and Latino communities have grown rapidly in the last twenty years, paralleling the influx of immigrants nationwide and especially in the West. There are significant Latino populations in the Reno-Carson City area and in the ranching regions of Northern Nevada, where Mexicans continue unique rodeo traditions called charreadas and Peruvians work as sheep herders. The largest numbers, however, are in Southern Nevada where at least twenty Hispanic/Latino cultures make Las Vegas home.

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