Today only Awakateko (Aguacatec), a Mayan language
of the Mamean branch, is spoken in Aguacatan, and no non-Mayan indigenous language has ever been encountered there or in the region.
Yus, who has retained her Mayan language
and dress, was raised as a Catholic.
Their projects to date include primary health care, SRH education for women and clean water technologies, as well as Mayan language
training for development practitioners.
She learned Tzotzil, a Mayan language
of the region, and went from home to home and village to village, taping stories.
revival and revitalization politics: Linguistics and linguistic ideologies.
Part of the Mayan language
family and with nearly a million speakers, K'iche' is the second most widely spoken language in Guatemala after Spanish.
As a result, there are only five texts in the Mayan language
that have survived.
For example, the Mayan language
Tzeltal has amongst its 200 odd positional verbs, the predicates pachal meaning something like 'be located (of hemispherical container), or be located in hemispherical container' and mochol 'being located (of animal lying curved on its side)' (Brown 1994).
The natives looked at each other, shrugged their shoulders and said "Yucatan", which in their ancient Mayan language
means something like: "I can't understand a word he's saying, mate.
What is gazpacho - an alcoholic drink, an ancient Mayan language
or a type of soup?
The term "Mayan" should be used only when referring to the Mayan language
Utz Kapeh, meaning "good coffee" in a Mayan language
, is a worldwide certification programme that sets the standard for responsible coffee production and sourcing.
For example, the people of Santa Clara speak a Mayan language
, K'ichee', while the "Visitecos" of Santa Maria Visitacion speak primarily a closely related Mayan language
called Tz'utujiil, as well as Kaqchikel and K'ichee'.
Speaking Spanish with a faint accent of Mam, his native Mayan language
, Perez told me the history of the village.
Both use theatre in their larger programs dedicated to Mayan language
literacy and improved sociocultural awareness, Lo'il Maxil as an arm of the nonprofit organization Sna Jtz'ibajom (House of the Writer).