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Ch'orti' Indian Language (Chorti, Chortí)

Ch'orti' is a Mayan language. It is spoken by about 30,000 people in Guatemala and Honduras. The Ch'orti' language has VOS word order.

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Our Chorti Language Materials

Chorti Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Chorti language, with comparison to words in other Mayan languages.
Chorti Maya Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Chorti words.
Chorti Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Chorti language.
Chorti Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in Chorti.
Chorti Numbers:
     Worksheet showing how to count in the Chorti language.

Chorti Language Resources

Language Map of Guatemala: * Meso-American Native Languages:
    Map showing where in Central America the Chorti language is spoken.
Chorti Dictionary:
    Online Chorti-English dictionary files.
Usajkna’r Ojroner Ch’orti’:
    Online Spanish-Chorti glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
Omniglot: Chorti:
    Profile of the Chorti language including a phonological inventory, orthography and a text.
Lord's Prayer in Ch'ortí * Chortí Genesis:
    Chorti translations of Christian prayers and Bible passages.
Lengua Chorti:
    Information on the Chorti language, including a linguistic map of Mexico. Page in Spanish.
Wikipedia: Ch'orti':
    Brief encyclopedia entry on Chorti.
Mayan Placenames in Guatemala:
    Chart of Guatemalan place names in Ch'orti and other Mayan languages.
House of Languages: Chortí:
    Information about Chorti language usage.
    Demographic information about Chorti from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Chortí Language Tree:
    Theories about Chorti's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Ch'orti' Language Structures:
    Chorti linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Diccionario Chorti de Tumbalá, Chiapas:
    Spanish-Chorti dictionary for sale online.

Chorti Culture and History Links

Maya Books
    Books for sale on the Maya Indian cultures.
Chorti People:
    Encyclopedia articles on the Chorti Indians.
Ch'orti Maya:
    Article about Ch'orti culture and history.

Books for sale on the Chortis

The Ch'orti' Maya Area: Past and Present:
    Book on Ch'orti culture from ancient times to the present day.
The Ancient Maya:
    Excellent historical overview of ancient Mayan civilization in general.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Mayas and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Chorti :
Bibliography of Chorti language resources.
Los Chortis de Honduras * Chortís * Idioma Chortí:
Information about the Chorti tribe in Spanish.

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