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Kanjobal Indian Language (Q'anjob'al)
Kanjobal is a Mayan
Kanjobal is spoken by about 80,000 people in Guatemala. It has VSO word order.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Kanjobal language, with comparison to words in other Mayan languages.
Kanjobal Maya Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Kanjobal words.
Kanjobal Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Kanjobal language.
Kanjobal Body Parts:
Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Kanjobal.
Worksheet showing color words in Kanjobal.
Worksheet showing how to count in the Kanjobal language.
Kanjobal Language Resources
Language Map of Guatemala:
Map showing where in Central America the Kanjobal language is spoken.
Online Kanjobal language learning lessons from a native speaker.
Txolilal Q’anej Yul Koq’anjob’al:
Online Spanish-Kanjobal glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
Freelang Q'anjobal Dictionary:
Free downloadable wordlist of the Q'anjob'al language.
Mayan Placenames in Guatemala:
Chart of Guatemalan place names in Q'anjobal and other Mayan languages.
Language Museum: Eastern Jacalteco: Western Kanjobal Prayers:
Kanjobalo translations of Bible passages and Christian prayers.
Information on the Kanjobal language, including linguistic maps of Mexico and Guatemala. Page in Spanish.
Article on the Kanjobal language including phonology, vocabulary and links.
House of Languages: Kanjobal:
Information about Kanjobal language usage.
Demographic information about Kanjobal from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Qanjobal Language Tree:
Theories about Qanjobal's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Eastern Kanjobal Language Structures Western Kanjobal Language Structures:
Q'anjob'al linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.
Books for sale on the Kanjobals
The Dry Season: Q'anjobal Maya Poems
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A book of indigenous poetry translated from Kanjobal.
Tales and Legends of the Q'anjob'al Maya:
Book of Kanjobal legends.
We Were Taught to Plant Corn Not to Kill
Essays and artwork by Guatemalan Mayas about the 20th-century violence that rocked their communities.
The Ancient Maya:
Excellent historical overview of ancient Mayan civilization in general.
Evolving list of books about Mayas and Native Americans in general.
Encyclopedia articles on the Kanjobal Indians.
Article about Q'anjob'al culture and history.
The Maya of Guatemala:
A good overview of the history of Guatemalan Mayan people and the issues they face today.
In Guatemala, the Maya world untouched for centuries Birth of a Maya Empire:
Articles about Mayan archaeological discoveries in Guatemala.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Endangered Languages Project: Q'anjob'al:
Bibliography of Qanjobal language resources.
Encyclopedia articles on the Kanjobal tribe.
Los Kanjobales Q'anjob'ales Indígenas Kanjobales Idioma Q'anjob'al:
Information about the Kanjobal Indians and their language in Spanish.
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