Gaspar Antonio Chi

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Gaspar Antonio Chi (c. 1531–1610; also known as Gaspar Antonio de Herrera)[1] was a Maya noble of Mani. Gaspar Antonio was of the Chi chibal (lineage) through his father Napuc Chi,[2] and the Xiu chibal through his mother, Ix Kukil Xiu. He worked primarily as a translator between Spanish and Maya, and is thought to have been an important source of information for Diego de Landa in writing his Relación de las cosas de Yucatán.

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  1. ^ Houston et al. 2001: 35
  2. ^ Napuc Chi is often referred to in secondary sources as Ah Kin Chi, where "Ah Kin" (modern orthography Aj K'in) is a title indicating position as a 'priest' (Spanish: sacerdote) in Maya religious hierarchy

References[edit]

Cortez, Constance (2002). "New Dance, Old Xius: The “Xiu Family Tree” and Maya Cultural Continuity after European Contact". In Andrea Joyce Stone (ed.). Heart of Creation: The Mesoamerican World and the Legacy of Linda Schele. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. pp. 201–215. ISBN 978-0-8173-1138-4. OCLC 48428733. 
Coe, Michael D. (1992). Breaking the Maya Code. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05061-9. OCLC 26605966. 
Houston, Stephen D.; Oswaldo Fernando Chinchilla Mazariegos, and David Stuart (eds.) (2001). The Decipherment of Ancient Maya Writing. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-3204-3. OCLC 44133070. 
Karttunen, Frances E. (1994). Between Worlds: Interpreters, Guides, and Survivors. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-2030-4. OCLC 28150669.