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Kaqchikel Maya (Cakchiquel)

Kaqchikel or Cakchiquel Maya (known to its own speakers simply as Maya) is a Mayan language of Guatemala.
It has SVO word order. About half a million people speak dialects of Kaqchikel today.

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Kaqchikel Maya Language Resources

Our Kaqchikel Language Materials

Kaqchikel Maya Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Cakchiquel Maya language, with comparison to words in other Mayan languages.
Kaqchikel Maya Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Cakchiquel words.
Maya Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Cakchiquel language.
Cakchiquel Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Maya.
Cakchiquel Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in Cakchiquel Mayan.
Kaqchikel Numbers:
     Worksheet showing how to count in the Kaqchikel language.

Kaqchikel Maya Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Kaqchikel Mayan Resource Center:
     Online Maya language learning materials including audio files, songs, and dialogues.
The Annals of the Cakchiquels:
    Book of Cakchiquel history and mythology available for reading online. In Cakchiquel and English.
Kaqchikel Alphabet:
    Phonological inventory of the Kaqchikel language, with a sample text.
Kaqchikel Choltzij:
    Online Spanish-Kaqchikel glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
UDHR: Cakchiquel:
     Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Cakchiquel Maya.
Lord's Prayer in Southern Cakchiquel * Southwestern Caqchikel * Eastern Cakchiquel * Central Cakchikel
    Western Cakchiquel:
     Translations of Christian prayers into Kaqchikel.
The New Testament in Cakchiquel Occidental * Language Museum: Santo Domingo Xenacoj * Language Museum: Western Cakchiquel:
     Bible passages in the Cakchiquel language.
Kaqchiquel * Kaqchikel:
     Information about Kaqchikel language usage from the House of Languages.
Cakchiquel Languages:
     Demographic information about Cakchiquel Maya from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Kaqchikel Language Tree:
    Theories about Kaqchikel's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Cakchiquel Language Structures:
    Cakchiquel linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
The Cakchiquel Alphabet:
    History of the modern Cakchiquel writing system.

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¿La ütz awäch?: Introduction to Kaqchikel Maya Language:
     Comprehensive Mayan language textbook for sale online.
The Life of Our Language: Kaqchikel Maya Maintenance, Shift and Revitalization:
     Sociolinguistics book on Kaqchikel language usage in the modern era.
Kaqchikel Chronicles: the Definitive Edition:
     Complete collection of Kaqchikel legends and oral history for sale online. In Kaqchikel and English.
Tales of the Cakchiquels:
     Trilingual presentation of Cakchiquel Mayan texts.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

Language Map of Guatemala:
    Map showing where in Central America the Cakchiquel language is spoken.
  Endangered Languages Project: Kaqchikel:
Bibliography of Kaqchikel language resources.
Kaqchikel language:
Encyclopedia articles on Cakchiquel.
La Lengua Cakchiquel:
Information on the Cakchiquels and their language in Spanish. With a language map.
Cakchiquel Language:
Cakchiquel links.
  Kaqchikel Tribe:
  Kaqchikel Indian books.

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