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The Mayan languages are a family of languages spoken by the Maya people. The Maya form a group of approximately 7 million people descendant from an ancient Mesoamerican civilization and spread across the modern-day countries of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. They speak descendant languages from their original Proto-Mayan language, and some of their languages were recorded in the form of glyphs of a Mayan script.

LanguagesEdit

The languages are shown along with their population estimates, as available.

Language Speakers Year Countries
Chontal 36,810 2010 census   Mexico (Tabasco)
Ch'ol 212,117 2010 census   Mexico (Chiapas)
Ch'orti' 30,000 2000   Guatemala,   Honduras
Ch'olti' extinct   Guatemala, Belize
Tzeltal 445,856 2010 census   Mexico (Chiapas)
Tzotzil 404,704 2010 census   Mexico (Chiapas)
Chicomuceltec extinct   Mexico (Chiapas),   Guatemala (Huehuetenango)
Huastec 161,120 2010 census   Mexico (San Luis Potosi, Veracruz)
Chuj 61,630 2003-2011   Guatemala (Huehuetenango),   Mexico (Chiapas)
Tojolab'al 51,733 2010 census   Mexico (Chiapas)
Jakaltek 34,500 2000-2003   Guatemala (Huehuetenango),   Mexico (Chiapas),
Q'anjob'al 148,340 2003-2010   Guatemala (Huehuetenango),   Mexico (Chiapas)
Akatek 45,430 2003-2011   Guatemala (Huehuetenango),   Mexico (Chiapas)
Mocho’ 30 2011   Mexico (Chiapas)
Awakatek 9,610 2003 census   Guatemala (Huehuetenango)
Ixil 83,600 2003 census   Guatemala (El Quiché)
Mam 488,500 2003-2011   Guatemala,   Mexico (Chiapas)
Tektitek 1,211 2000-2003   Guatemala (Huehuetenango),   Mexico (Chiapas)
Q'eqchi' 733,600 2003-2014   Guatemala,   Belize
Poqomam 11,300 2003 census   Guatemala
Poqomchi' 92,900 2003 census   Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, El Quiché)
Achi 82,600 2003 census   Guatemala (Baja Verapaz)
K'iche' 2.3 million 2000   Guatemala
Kaqchikel 445,000 2003 census   Guatemala
Tz’utujil 63,200 2003 census   Guatemala
Sakapultek 15,000 2006   Guatemala (El Quiché)
Sipakapense 5,690 2003 census   Guatemala (San Marcos)
Uspantek 2,000 2013   Guatemala (El Quiché)
Itza' 1,090 2003 census   Guatemala (El Petén)
Mopan 13,060 2003-2014   Belize,   Guatemala (El Petén)
Lacandon 600 2015   Mexico (Chiapas)
Yucatec 812,633 2010-2014   Mexico,   Belize

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