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The Akatek (Akateko) are a Maya people of Guatemala. Their indigenous Akatek language belongs to the Q'anjobalan branch of Mayan languages. Most Akatek live in San Miguel Acatán and San Rafael La Independencia, in the department of Huehuetenango.

Total population
Regions with significant populations
Akatek, Spanish
Christianity (Majority Catholic, with Eastern[2] or Oriental Orthodox[3] and Evangelicalist minorities), Maya religion


  1. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Población y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002) - Pertenencia de grupo étnico". Instituto Nacional de Estadística. 2002. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-11. Retrieved 2015-09-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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