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LANGUAGES OF GUATEMALA AND BELIZE
  1. Q’eqchi’

    Department (state or province): municipality in department In El Quiché: spoken in the northeastern part of Uspantán

    In Alta Verapaz: spoken in Cobán, Panzós, Senahú, San Pedro Carchá, San Juan Chamelco, Lanquín, Cahabón, Chisec and Chahal.

    In El Petén: spoken in San Luis and Sayaxche.

    In Izabal: spoken in El Estor and Livingston. Also spoken in some parts of Belize.

  2. Poqomchi’

    In Baja Verapaz: spoken in Purulhá In Alta Verapaz: spoken in Santa Cruz Verapaz, San Cristóbal Verapaz Tactic, Tamahú and Tucurú.

  3. Poqomam

    In Guatemala: spoken in Mixco and Chinautla.

    In Jalapa: spoken in San Pedro Pinula, San Carlos Alzalale and San Luis JilotepequeIn Escuintla: spoken in Palín.

    K'iche' Family


  4. K’iche’

    Spoken in seventy-five municipalities in seven departments. In Sololá: spoken in Santa María Visitación, Santa Lucía Utatlan, Nahualá, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán and Santa Clara La Laguna.

    In Totonicapán: spoken in Totonicapán, San Cristóbal Totonicapán, San Francisco El Alto, San Andrés Xecul, Momostenango, Santa María Chiquimula, Santa Lucía La Reforma and San Bartolo. In Quetzaltenango: spoken in Quetzaltenango, Salcajá, Olintepeque, San Carlos Sija, Sibilia, San Mateo, Almolonga, Cantel, Zunil, San Francisco la Unión, El Palmar and la Esperanza.

    In El Quiché: spoken in Santa Cruz del Quiché, Chiche, Chinique, Zacualpa, Chichicastenango, Patzité, San Antonio Ilotenango, San Pedro Jocopilas, Cunen, Joyabaj, San Andrés Sajcabaja, in parts of Uspantán, in parts of Sacapulas, San Bartolomé Jocotenango, Canillá and Pachalum.

    In Suchitepéquez: spoken in Cuyotenango, San Francisco Zapotitlán, San Bernardino, San José El Idolo, Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez, San Lorenzo, Samayac, San Pablo Jocopilas, San Miguel Panán, San Gabriel, in parts of Santa Bárbara, Santo Tomas La Unión, Zunilito, Pueblo Nuevo and Río Bravo

    In Retalhuleu: spoken in Retalhuleu, San Sebastián, Santa Cruz Mulúa, San Martín Zapotitlán, San Felipe, San Andrés Villa Seca, Champerico, Nuevo San Carlos and El Asintal.

  5. Sikapense


    Linguistic Map of Guatemala and Belize
    In San Marcos: spoken in Sipacapa.

  6. Sakapulteko

    In El Quiché: spoken parts of Sacapulas.

  7. Tz’utujil

    In Sololá: spoken in San Lucas Tolimán, San Pablo La Laguna, San Juan La Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna and Santiago Atitlán

    In Suchitepéquez: spoken in Chicacao.

  8. Kaqchiquel

    Spoken in forty-seven municipalities in seven departments.

    In Guatemala: spoken in San Pedro Ayampuc, San Pedro Sacatepéquez, San Juan Sacatepéquez, San Raymundo and Chuarrancho.

    In Sacatepéquez: spoken in San Juan Sacatepéquez, Sunpango, Santo Domingo Xenacoj, Santiago Sacatepéquez, San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, San Lucas Sacatepéquez, Santa Lucía Milpas Altas, Magdalena Milpas Altas, Santa María de Jesús, San Miguel Dueñas, San Juan Alotenango San Antonio Aguas Calientes and Santa Catarina Barahona.

    In Chimaltenango: spoken in Chimaltenango, San José Poaquil, San Martín Jilotepeque, San Juan Comalapa, Santa Apolonia, Tecpán, Patzún, Pochuta, Patzicia, Balanyá, Acatenango, San Pedro Yepocapa, San Andrés Itzapa, Parramos, El Tejar and some areas of Zaragoza.

    In Escuintla: spoken in Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa.

    In Sololá: spoken in Sololá, San José Chacayá, Concepción, San Andrés Semetabaj, Panajachel, Santa Catarina Palopó, San Antonio Palopó, Santa Cruz La Laguna and San Marcos La Laguna.

    In Suchitepéquez: spoken in San Antonio Suchitepéquez, Patulul and San Juan Bautisla.

    In Baja Verapaz: spoken in parts of El Chol.

  9. Uspanteko

    In El Quiché: spoken in Uspantán.

  10. Achi

    In Baja Verapaz: spoken in Cubulco, Rabinal, San Miguel Chicaj, Salamá and San Jerónimo.

    Mam Family

  11. Mam

    Spoken in fifty-five municipalities in three departments.

    In Quetzaltenango: spoken in Cabricán, Cajolá, San Miguel Sigüilá, San Juan Ostuncalco, Concepción Chiquirichapa, San Martín Sacatepéquez, Huitán, Colomba, Coatepeque, Génova, Flores Costa Cuca and Palestina de los Altos

    In San Marcos: spoken in San Marcos, San Pedro Sacatepéquez, San Antonio Sacatepéquez, Comitancillo, San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Concepción Tutuapa, Tacaná, Sibinal, Tajumulco, Tejutla, San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta, Nuevo Progreso, El Tumbador, El Rodeo, Malacatán, Catarina, Ayutla, Ocós, San Pablo, El Quetzal, La Reforma, Pajapita, lxchiguán, San José Ojotenam, San Cristóbal Cucho, Esquipulas Palo Gordo, Río Blanco and San Lorenzo.

    In Huehuetenango: spoken in San Pedro Necta, San Idelfonso Ixtahuacán, Santa Bárbara, La Libertad, Todos Santos, San Juan, Atitán, Colotenango, San Sebastián Huehuetenango, in parts of Tectitaán, in parts of Cuilco, in parts of Aguacatán, San Rafael Petzal, San Gaspar Ixchil and Santiago Chimaltenango.

  12. Tektiteko

    In Hueheutenango: spoken in parts of Cuilco and Tectitán.

  13. Awakateco

    In Huehuetenango: spoken in Aguacatán.

  14. Ixil

    In El Quiché : spoken in Chajul, Cotzal and Nebaj.

    Rama Q'anjob'al

  15. Popti (Jakalteko)

    In Huehuetenango: spoken in Jacaltenango, La Democracia, Concepción, San Antonio Huista, Santa Ana Huista and in parts of Nentón.

  16. Akateko

    In Huehuetenango: spoken in San Miguel Acatán and San Rafael La Independencia.

  17. Q’anjob’al

    In Huehuetenango: spoken in Soloma, San Juan Ixcoy, Santa Eulalia and Barillas.

  18. Chuj

    In Huehuetenango: spoken in San Mateo Ixtatán, San Sebastián Coatán and parts of Nentón.


    Chol Family

  19. Ch’orti

    In Zacapa: spoken in la Unión. In Chiquimula: spoken in Jocotán, Camotán, Olopa and Quetzaltepeque.

    Yukateka Family

  20. Mopán

    In El Petén: spoken in Dolores, San Luis, in parts of Melchor de Mencos and Poptún.

  21. Itza

    In El Petén: spoken in Flores, San José, San Benito, San Andrés, La Libertad and Sayaxché.

 
 
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