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Lacandon Indian Language

Lacandón or Lacandon Maya (known to its own speakers simply as Maya) is a Mayan language of Mexico.
Lacandon is spoken by about 200 people. It has SVO word order.

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Our Lacandon Language Materials

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

Lacandon Language Resources

Lengua Lacandón
     Information on the Lacandon language, including a linguistic map of Mexico. Page in Spanish.
AILLA: Lacandon:
    Archive of Lacandon language recordings available for download.
Wikipedia: Lacandon:
     Encyclopedia entry about the Lacandon language.
Lacandon:
     Demographic information about Lacandon from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Lakantun Language Tree:
    Theories about Lacandon's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Lacandón Language Structures:
    Lacandon linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Lacandon Prayers:
    Translations of the Lord's Prayer into the Lacandon language.

Lacandon Culture and History Links

The Lacandon Maya:
     Article about Lacandon history and culture.
Lacandon People
     Encyclopedia articles on the Lacandon Indians.
Mayan Myths:
    Collection of Mayan Indian legends and folktales.
Maya Religion:
    Online texts on Mayan ceremonies, myths, and religious traditions.

Books for sale on the Lacandons
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The Last Lords of Palenque: The Lacandon Mayas of the Mexican Rain Forest:
     Book on the history, culture and lifestyle of the Lacandones.
Watching Lacandon Maya Lives:
    Biography chronicling three generations of a Lacandon family.
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: Lacandon:
Bibliography of Lacandon language resources.
Los Lacandones * Pueblo Lacandon Hach Winick:
Information about the Lacandon Mayas in Spanish.



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