Ch’orti’

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A language of Guatemala

Population

30,000 in Guatemala (2000 J. Lubeck). Population total all countries: 30,010.

Location

Eastern border with Honduras, Chiquimula and Zacapa departments. Also in Honduras.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

VOS

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%. Literacy rate in L2: 30%. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1997–2012.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Not the same as the extinct language called Choltí, formerly spoken in the Quiriguá and Izabal area. Nearly extinct in Honduras.

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