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Kekchi Indian Language
K'ekchi' is a Mayan
K'ekchi' is spoken by about half a million people in Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador. It has SVO word order.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Kekchi language, with comparison to words in other Mayan languages.
Kekchi Maya Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Kekchi words.
Kekchi Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Kekchi language.
Kekchi Body Parts:
Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Kekchi.
Worksheet showing color words in Kekchi.
Worksheet showing how to count in the Kekchi language.
Kekchi Language Resources
Language Map of Guatemala and Belize: Meso-American Native Languages:
Map showing where in Central America the Kekchi language is spoken.
Phonological inventory of the Q'eqchi' language, with a sample text.
Sik’leb’ Aatin Q’eqchi’:
Online Spanish-Kekchi glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
Mayan Placenames in Guatemala:
Chart of Guatemalan place names in Q'eqchi' and other Mayan languages.
The Bible in Kekchi Ketchi Bible Verses The Tower of Babel in Kekchi Lord's Prayer in Kekchi:
Kekchi translations of Biblical passages and Christian prayers.
Information on the Kekchi language, including a linguistic map of Guatemala. Page in Spanish.
Article on the Kekchi language including alphabet, history, and links.
House of Languages: Quekchí:
Information about Q'eqchi language usage.
Demographic information about the Kekchi language.
Q'eqchi Language Tree:
Theories about Qeqchi's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
K'ekchí Language Structures:
K'ekchi linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the Kekchi language.
Kekchi Culture and History Links
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Books for sale on the Maya Indian cultures.
Encyclopedia articles on the Kekchi Indians.
Article about Kekchi culture and history.
Maya Resurgence in Guatemala: Q'eqchi' Experiences
Interesting book on Kekchi identity and culture in the modern day.
Seeing and Being Seen: The Q'eqchi' Maya of Livingston, Guatemala, and Beyond
Ethnography of Q'eqchi Mayan society.
The Snake's Toothache: A Q'eqchi Maya Myth
Illustrated Q'eqchi legend book for children.
Nuevo Diccionario de las Lenguas K'ekchi' y Espanola
Two-volume K'ekchi-Spanish dictionary.
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.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Endangered Languages Project: Q'eqchi':
Bibliography of Kekchi language resources.
Wikipedia: K'ekchi People: Q'eqchi':
Encyclopedia articles about the Kekchi tribe and their language.
Los Kekchíes Idioma Quekchí:
Information about the Kekchis in Spanish.
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