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Mopan Indian Language

Mopán or Mopan Maya (known to its own speakers simply as Maya) is a Mayan language,
Mopan is spoken by about 8,000 people in Belize and Guatemala. It has VOS word order.

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Our Mopan Language Materials

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

Mopan Language Resources

Language Map of Guatemala and Belize:
    Map showing where in Central America the Mopan language is spoken.
Tojil Meen T’an Mopan:
    Online Spanish-Mopan glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
Language Museum: Mopan Maya * Lord's Prayer in Maya Mopan:
    Mopan translations of Biblical passages and Christian prayers.
Lengua Mopan
     Information on the Mopan language, including a linguistic map of Guatemala. Page in Spanish.
Wikipedia: Mopan:
     Brief encyclopedia entry on Mopan.
House of Languages: Mopán:
     Information about Mopan language usage.
Mopan Maya:
     Demographic information about Mopan from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Mopán Language Tree:
    Theories about Mopan's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Mopan Language Structures:
    Mopan linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Mopan Culture and History Links

Mopan Maya
     Article about Mopan culture and history.
Maya Myths:
    Collection of Mayan Indian legends and folktales.
Maya Religion:
    Online texts on Mayan ceremonies, myths, and religious traditions.

Books for sale on the Mopans
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Relatively Speaking: Language, Thought, and Kinship among the Mopan Maya:
     Book on Mopan language and culture for sale online.
Mopan: Culture and Ethnicity in a Changing Belizean Community:
    Anthropology book on the Mopan Mayas of Belize.
The Ancient Maya:
    Excellent historical overview of ancient Mayan civilization in general.
Native Books:
    Evolving list of books about Mayas and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Mopan:
Bibliography of Mopan language resources.
  Maya Books
  Books for sale on the Maya Indian cultures.
  Wikipedia: Mopan:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Mopan people.
  El Pueblo Mopán * Los Mopan:
  Information about the Mopanes in Spanish.

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