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Native American Tribes of Guatemala

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Guatemalan Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from Guatemala that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about contributing information to our site.

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The original inhabitants of the area that is now Guatemala include:

The Acatec Indians
The Achi Indians
The Aguacateco Indians
The Cakchiquel Maya Indians
The Chicomuceltec Indians
The Cholti Indians
The Chorti Indians
The Chuj Indians
The Garifuna Indians
The Itza' Maya Indians
The Kanjobal Indians
The Jacalteco Indians
The Ixil Indians
The Mam Indians
The Mopan Indians
The Pokomam Indians
The Pokomchi Indians
The Q'eqchi Indians
The Quiche Indians
The Sacapulteco Indians
The Sipacapense Indians
The Tacaneco Indians
The Tectiteco Indians
The Tzutujil Indians
The Uspanteco Indians

Recommended books about Guatemala's Native Americans:
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Roads to Change in Maya Guatemala: Anthropology book about the Guatemala Mayan tribes today.
*Forest Society: A Social History of Peten, Guatemala: Sociology study about the Indians of Guatemala.
*I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala: Historical fiction about the struggles of the Guatemalan Indians.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Guatemala:

Guatemala Language Map: Images showing the location of the major languages and dialects spoken in Guatemala.
Life in a Guatemalan Indian Village: Online exhibit about the culture, traditions, economy, and lifestyle of modern Guatemalan Mayas.
Guatemalan Ethnic Costume in Photos: Photographs of colorful Highland Maya clothing.
Ancient Faith of Guatemala's Indian People: Article on the blending of indigenous religions with Catholicism in Guatemala.
Guatemala Maya Archaeology: Pictures and descriptions of Tikal and other ancient Mayan ruins in Guatemala.

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