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Uspanteco Indian Language
Uspanteco is a Mayan
Uspanteco is spoken by about 1500 people in Guatemala. It is a tone language and has SVO word order.
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.
Worksheet showing color words in Uspanteco.
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.
Information on the Uspanteco language, including a linguistic map of Guatemala. Page in Spanish.
Brief encyclopedia entry on Uspanteco.
House of Languages: Uspanteco:
Information about Uspanteco language usage.
Demographic information about the Uspanteco language.
Uspanteko Language Tree:
Theories about Uspantec's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Translations of the Lord's Prayer into the Uspanteco language.
Endangered Languages Project: Uspanteko:
Bibliography of Uspanteco language resources.
Encyclopedia articles on the Uspanteco Indians.
Article about Uspantec culture and history.
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.
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