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Itza Maya (Itzaj)
Itzaj or Itza Maya (known to its own speakers simply as Maya) is a
Mayan language of Guatemala and Belize. Only a few
elders still speak the Itzaj language, although 750,000 people speak the related
Yucatec Maya language. The two languages are closely related, like Spanish
and Italian, but speakers cannot easily understand each other's speech, so they are considered distinct languages rather than dialects.
Itzaj Maya Words
Our list of vocabulary words in the Itzaj Maya language, with comparison to words in other Mayan languages.
Maya Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Itzaj words.
Maya Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Itzaj language.
Itzaj Body Parts:
Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Maya.
Worksheet showing color words in Itzaj Mayan.
Worksheet showing how to count in the Itza language.
Online dictionary of the Itza language.
Archive of Itzaj language recordings available for download.
Tojilna’at T’an Itza:
Online Spanish-Itza glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
Information on the Itza language, including a linguistic map of Mexico. Page in Spanish.
House of Languages: Itzá:
Information about Itzá language usage.
Demographic information about Itza Maya from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Encyclopedia article on the Itza' language.
Itza' Language Tree:
Theories about Itza's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Itza Language Structures:
Itza linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Collection of Mayan Indian legends and folktales.
Online texts on Mayan ceremonies, myths, and religious traditions.
Itza Maya Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
Itzaj Maya-Spanish-English Dictionary
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Comprehensive, trilingual Mayan dictionary for sale.
Itzaj Maya Grammar
Thorough Mayan grammar for sale.
Itza Maya Texts With a Grammatical Overview
Bilingual presentation of Itza Mayan texts.
Dictionary of Maya Hieroglyphs
Book on the pre-Columbian Maya writing system.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Books for sale on the Maya Indian cultures.
Encyclopedia articles on the Itza Mayans.
La Identidad de los Itzá de Chichén Itzá Los Itzaes:
Information about the Itza Mayas and their language in Spanish.
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