Achi

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A language of Guatemala

Population

85,600.

Location

Central Rabinal area and west, Baja Verapaz Department.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Cubulco Achi, Rabinal Achi.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

All ages. Possibly 20% can discuss more than common topics in Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%–20%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–40%. Literacy rate for L2 in Cubulco Achi is 11%, in Rabinal Achi is 25–40%; literacy rate for L1 in Cubulco Achi is 1–5%, in Rabinal Achi is 15–20%. Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1984–2009.
Writing
Latin script.