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Jakalteko, Eastern

A language of Guatemala

ISO 639-3jac
This ISO 639-3 code has undergone change through the merging of one or more retired code elements. For more information, see the code change history documentation.

Population  11,000 (1998 SIL).
Region  Huehuetenango Department near Mexico border, Concepción Huista area.
Language map  Guatemala, reference number 12
Alternate names   Eastern Jacalteco
Classification  Mayan, Kanjobalan-Chujean, Kanjobalan, Kanjobal-Jacaltec
Language use  All ages.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–28%. NT: 1997.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  VSO.