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San Miguel Acatán

San Miguel Acatán is the name of the primary village of the Mayan people known as Acatec (or Akateko). Their name derives from the name of this Guatemalan village. "San Miguel Acatán" is actually a compound name combining the Spanish name "San Miguel" (Saint Michael) with the Nahuatl name "Acatán," meaning "place of reeds."

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


 Akateko
 Mayan language family
 Mayan myths for kids
 Mayan word list
 Mesoamerica culture groups
 Guatemalan languages



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