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Tzutujil Indian Language
Tz'utujil is a Mayan
language spoken by around 60,000 people in Guatemala.
There are two main varieties of Tz'utujil: Eastern and Western.
Some linguists consider them to be two distinct languages, while others consider them dialects of a single Tz'utujil language.
Tz'utujil uses SVO word order.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Tzutujil language, with comparison to words in other Mayan languages.
Tzutujil Maya Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Tzutujil words.
Tzutujil Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Tzutujil language.
Tzutujil Body Parts:
Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Tzutujil.
Worksheet showing color words in Tzutujil.
Worksheet showing how to count in the Tzutujil language.
Tzutujil Language Resources
Archive of Tzutujil language recordings available for download.
Cholb’al Tz’iij Tz'utujil:
Online Spanish-Tzutujil glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
Mayan Placenames in Guatemala:
Chart of Guatemalan place names in Tz'utujil and other Mayan languages.
Eastern Tzutujil Prayers Western Tzutujil Prayer Language Museum: Tzutujil Genesis in Western Tzutujil:
Translations of the Lord's Prayer and other Christian prayers into Tzutujil.
Information on the Tzutujil language, including a linguistic map of Guatemala. Page in Spanish.
Article on the Tzutujil language including alphabet, vocabulary, and links.
House of Languages: Tz'utujil:
Information about Tzutujil language usage.
Eastern Tzutujil Western Tzutujil:
Demographic information about Tzutujil from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Tzutujil Language Tree:
Theories about Tzutujil's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Tzutujil Language Structures:
Tzutujil linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Mayan Language Books For Purchase:
Sales of language materials in Tzutujil and other Mayan languages.
Endangered Languages Project: Tz'utujil:
Bibliography of Tz'utujil language resources.
Encyclopedia articles on the Tzutujil Indians.
Article about Tz'utujil culture and history.
Books for sale on the Tzutujils
The Tzutujil Mayas: Continuity and Change
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History of the Tzutujil Maya civilization from pre-Columbian times until 1630.
We Were Taught to Plant Corn Not to Kill
Essays and artwork by Guatemalan Mayas about the 20th-century violence that rocked their communities.
Spanish-Tzutujil dictionary for sale online.
The Ancient Maya:
Excellent historical overview of ancient Mayan civilization in general.
Native American Books:
Evolving list of books about Mayas and Native Americans in general.
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