Sakapultek language

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Sakapultek
Sacapulteco
Native to Guatemala
Region El Quiché
Ethnicity Sakapultek
Native speakers
15,000  (2006)[1]
Mayan
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Guatemala[2]
Regulated by Academia de Lenguas Mayas de Guatemala (ALMG)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 quv
Glottolog saca1238[3]

Sakapultek or Sacapulteco is a Mayan language very closely related to K'iche' (Quiché). It is spoken by approximately 15,000 people in Sacapulas, El Quiché department and in Guatemala City.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sakapultek at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Congreso de la República de Guatemala. "Decreto Número 19-2003. Ley de Idiomas Nacionales". Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Sacapulteco". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Lewis, M. Paul (ed.) (2009). "Sakapulteko" (online version). Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16 ed.). Dallas, TX: SIL International. ISBN 1-55671-159-X. OCLC 60338097. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  5. ^ The official 2002 census mentions a lower figure of 6.973 Sakapulteko speakers. See "XI Censo Nacional de Población y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002) - Idioma o lengua en que aprendió a hablar". Instituto Nacional de Estadística. 2002. Retrieved 2009-12-15.