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Akateko: See Acatec

"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.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Akateko tribe and language:

 Akateko language
 Mayan people
 Mayan mythology creatures
 Mayan words
 Mesoamerican culture area
 Mexican Indians

Here are a few good books about the Akatekos:
 We Were Taught To Plant Corn, Not To Kill
 The Ancient Maya



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