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Mayan Language Family



The Mayan languages are spoken in southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. Mayan languages include:

  • Cholan Languages
  • Ch'ol
  • Chontal de Tabasco
  • Chorti
  • Cholti
  • Huastecan Languages
  • Chicomuceltec
  • Huasteco
  • Kanjobal-Chujean Languages
  • Chujean Languages
  • Chuj
  • Tojolabal
  • Kanjobalan Languages
  • Acatec
  • Jacalteco
  • Kanjobal
  • Mocho (Mototzintlec-Tuzantec)
  • Quiche-Mamean Languages
  • Ixil-Mamean Languages
  • Aguacateco
  • Ixil
  • Mam
  • Tacaneco
  • Tectiteco
  • Greater Quichean Languages
  • Kekchi
  • Pocom Languages
  • Pokomam
  • Pocomchi
  • Quichean Languages
  • Achi
  • Cakchiquel
  • Quiche
  • Tzutujil
  • Sacapulteco
  • Sipacapense
  • Uspanteco
  • Tzeltalan Languages
  • Tzeltal
  • Tzotzil
  • Yucatecan Languages
  • Itza Maya
  • Lacandon
  • Mopan Maya
  • Yucatan Maya
  • Native Languages

    Our Mayan Language Features

    Mayan Vocabulary:
         Words in various Mayan languages.

    Links to Other Mayan Language Resources

    Mayan Language Family:
         Ethnologue of Mayan languages.
    Mayan Languages:
        Overview of the Mayan Indian languages, their history and distribution.

    Mayan Language Materials Available Offline

    Breaking the Maya Code: v The Linguistics of Maya Writing: v Reading the Maya Glyphs:
         Phoneticism in the Mayan Hieroglyphic Writing: v Dictionary of Maya Hieroglyphs:
         Books on the ancient Mayan hieroglyphic writing system.
    Bibliography of Mayan Languages and Linguistics:
         Thorough survey of Mayan linguistic studies.
    The History of Tense/Aspect/Mood/Voice in the Mayan Verbal Complex:
         Book on morphology in the Mayan languages.
    Papers in Mayan Linguistics:
         Brief compilation of linguistic materials.
    Collected Works in Mesoamerican Linguistics and Archaeology:
         Six-volume opus on Mayan and other indigenous Central American languages and cultures.
    Mayan Language Books For Purchase:
        Sales of language materials in various Mayan languages.




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