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Tabasco Chontal (Yocot'an)

Chontal of Tabasco is a Mayan language not to be confused with the Hokan language Chontal of Oaxaca, to which it bears no similarity other than a similar name bestowed upon both by the Aztecs (chontalli just means "foreigner" in the Nahuatl language.)
Tabasco Chontal is spoken by more than 50,000 people in Mexico today.

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Our Tabasco Chontal Language Materials

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

Tabasco Chontal Language Resources

Map of Meso-American Tribes
     Map showing the areas in Mexico where Chontal is spoken.
Tabasco Chontal Phonology * Tabasco Chontal Grammar * Tabasco Chontal Numbers:
    Scanned-in Chontal Mayan language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Yoko Tz'aji:
    Words and sentences in the Chontal Tabasco language.
Bible Verses in Mexican Languages: Chontal de Tabasco: * Chontal New Testament:
    Chontal translation of several Biblical passages.
Language Museum: Chontal (Tabasco): * Lord's Prayer in Chontal:
    Christian prayers translated into Chontal Maya.
El chontal de Tabasco
     The Mexican national anthem translated into the Tabasco Chontal language.
Yoko Tz'aji
     An untranslated Chontal text.
Lengua Chontal de Tabasco
     Information on the Chontal language, including a linguistic map of Mexico. Page in Spanish.
Tabasco Chontal
     Demographic information about Chontal from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Wikipedia: Chontal Maya:
     Encyclopedia entries about the Chontal Maya language.
Yokotán Language Tree:
    Theories about Chontal Maya's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Chontal Maya Language Structures:
    Chontal Maya linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Diccionario Chontal-Español
     Spanish-Chontal-Spanish dictionary for sale online.

Tabasco Chontal Culture and History Links

Maya Books
    Books for sale on the Maya Indian cultures.
Chontal Mayans Fight Oil Company
     Article on the Chontal struggle for land rights in Mexico.

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Books for sale on the Chontals

Maya Chontal Indians of Acalan-Tixchel: A Contribution to the History and Ethnography of the Yucatan Peninsula
     Book on the Chontal de Tabasco tribe for sale.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

  Endangered Languages Project: Chontal de Tabasco:
Bibliography of Tabasco Chontal language resources.
  Los Chontales de Tabasco:
Information about the Tabasco Chontal in Spanish.

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