Poqomam people

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Total population
42,009 [1]
Regions with significant populations
Poqomam, Spanish
Catholic, Maya religion

The Poqomam[pronunciation?] are a Maya people in Guatemala and El Salvador. Their indigenous language is also called Poqomam and is closely related to Poqomchi'. Notable Poqomam settlements are located in Chinautla (Guatemala (department)), Palín (Escuintla), and in San Luis Jilotepeque (Jalapa).[2] Before the Spanish Conquest, the Poqomam had their capital at Chinautla Viejo.[3]

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  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.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Hill 1996, p.82. Carmack 2001, p.158.


Carmack, Robert M. (2001). "La Verdadera Identificación de Mixco Viejo". Kik'aslemaal le K'iche'aab': Historia Social de los K'iche's (in Spanish). Guatemala: Iximulew. pp. 143–176. ISBN 99922-56-19-2. OCLC 47220876.
Hill, Robert M. II (1996). "Eastern Chajoma (Cakchiquel) Political Geography: Ethnohistorical and archaeological contributions to the study of a Late Postclassic highland Maya polity". Ancient Mesoamerica. New York: Cambridge University Press. 7: 63–87. doi:10.1017/s0956536100001292. ISSN 0956-5361. OCLC 88113844.