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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.
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.
Worksheet showing color words in Chorti.
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.
Online Chorti-English dictionary files.
Usajkna’r Ojroner Ch’orti’:
Online Spanish-Chorti glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
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.
Information on the Chorti language, including a linguistic map of Mexico. Page in Spanish.
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.
Books for sale on the Maya Indian cultures.
Encyclopedia articles on the Chorti Indians.
Article about Ch'orti culture and history.
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.
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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