Poqomchi' people

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Poqomchi'
Total population
114,423 [1]
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Poqomchi', Spanish
Religion
Catholic, Evangelicalist, Maya religion

The Poqomchi'[pronunciation?] are a Maya people in Guatemala. Their indigenous language is also called Poqomchi', and is related to the Quichean–Poqom branch.[2] Poqomchí is spoken in Baja Verapaz (Purulhá) and in Alta Verapaz: Santa Cruz Verapaz, San Cristóbal Verapaz, Tactic, Tamahú and Tucurú. It is also spoken in Chicamán (El Quiché).[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Población y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002) - Pertenencia de grupo étnico". Instituto Nacional de Estadística. 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  2. ^ Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005). "Ethnologue: Languages of Guatemala". SIL International. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Demografía". Municipalidad de Chicamán. Retrieved 2008-05-14.