Yucatecan languages

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Yucatecan
Geographic
distribution
Mesoamerica
Linguistic classificationMayan
  • Yucatecan
Subdivisions
  • Mopan–Itza
  • Yucatec–Lacandon
Glottologyuca1252[1]
Yucatecan map.svg
Current extent of the of the Yucatecan languages in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala

The Yucatecan languages are a branch of the Mayan family of Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.

Languages[edit]

The Mayan languages in the Yucatecan branch are:[clarification needed — Are these glossonyms exonyms or endonyms?]

  • Mopan–Itza: Itzaʼ (1,090 speakers), Mopan (9,000-12,000 speakers)
  • Yucatec–Lacandon: Maya (Yukatek) (792,113 speakers), Lakantun (Lacandon) (600 speakers)

All the Yucatecan languages are closely linked with each other. However, people speaking Itzaʼ and those speaking Yucatec do have difficulties understanding each other.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yucatecan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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