"Akateko" is the official Mexican government spelling of the Mayan language Acatec.
The speakers of this language themselves do not use this name, typically referring to themselves
only as "Mayas." However, since some of the Maya languages are very different from others,
for practical purposes, outsiders need to refer to this group separately. The name "Akateko" is taken
from the name of their main village, San Miguel Acatán.
Here are links to our webpages about the Akateko tribe and language: