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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.
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.
Worksheet showing color words in Lacandon.
Lacandon Language Resources
Information on the Lacandon language, including a linguistic map of Mexico. Page in Spanish.
Archive of Lacandon language recordings available for download.
Encyclopedia entry about the Lacandon language.
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.
Translations of the Lord's Prayer into the Lacandon language.
The Lacandon Maya:
Article about Lacandon history and culture.
Encyclopedia articles on the Lacandon Indians.
Collection of Mayan Indian legends and folktales.
Online texts on Mayan ceremonies, myths, and religious traditions.
Books for sale on the Lacandons
The Last Lords of Palenque: The Lacandon Mayas of the Mexican Rain Forest:
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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.
Evolving list of books about Mayas and Native Americans in general.
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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