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Tz’utujil, Eastern

A language of Guatemala

ISO 639-3tzj
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Population  50,000 (1998 SIL), increasing. 17,000 monolinguals.
Region  Southern shore of Lake Atitlán, Sololá Department.
Language map  Guatemala, reference number 18
Alternate names   Santiago Atitlán Tzutujil, Tzutuhil, Tzutujil Oriental
Dialects  99% of the people understand and speak Eastern Tz’utujil.
Classification  Mayan, Quichean-Mamean, Greater Quichean, Quichean, Tzutujil
Language use  Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Spanish.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 25%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%. 25% read, 5% write. Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Grammar. NT: 1992.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Agriculturalists.