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Total population
114,423 [1]
Regions with significant populations
Poqomchi', Spanish
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]


  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. ^ "Demografía". Municipalidad de Chicamán. Retrieved 2008-05-14.