Itza’

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A language of Guatemala

Alternate Names
Icaiche Maya, Maya, Petén Itza’ Maya, Yucatec Maya
Population

12 (1986 SIL). Ethnic population: 1,800 (2001).

Location

North central Peten Department, north of Lake Petén Itzá.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

The ethnic group retains indigenous identity. 60 bilingual non-fluent speakers (1991 A. Hofling). The ethnic group in Belize now speaks Spanish [spa]. Older adults.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.