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Uspanteco Indian Language

Uspanteco is a Mayan language.
Uspanteco is spoken by about 1500 people in Guatemala. It is a tone language and has SVO word order. 1500

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Our Uspanteco Language Materials

Uspanteco Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Uspanteco language, with comparison to words in other Mayan languages.
Uspantec Maya Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Uspanteco words.
Uspanteco Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Uspanteco language.
Uspanteco Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in Uspanteco.
Uspanteco Numbers:
     Worksheet showing how to count in the Uspanteco language.

Uspanteco Language Resources

Language Map of Guatemala:
    Map showing where in Central America the Uspanteco language is spoken.
Chololtziij li Tz’unun Tziijb’al Uspanteko:
    Online Spanish-Uspanteco glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
Lengua Uspanteco
     Information on the Uspanteco language, including a linguistic map of Guatemala. Page in Spanish.
Wikipedia: Uspantek:
     Brief encyclopedia entry on Uspanteco.
House of Languages: Uspanteco:
    Information about Uspanteco language usage.
Ethnologue: Uspanteko:
     Demographic information about the Uspanteco language.
Uspanteko Language Tree:
    Theories about Uspantec's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Uspanteco Prayers:
    Translations of the Lord's Prayer into the Uspanteco language.

Uspanteco Culture and History Links

  Endangered Languages Project: Uspanteko:
Bibliography of Uspanteco language resources.
Uspanteco People
     Encyclopedia articles on the Uspanteco Indians.
Uspantec Maya
     Article about Uspantec culture and history.

Books for sale on the Uspantecos

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.
Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Mayas and Native Americans in general.

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