Ixil

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A language of Guatemala

Population

69,000 (1998 SIL).

Location

Quiché Department, Chajul, Cotzal, and Nebaj municipalities.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

70%–75% intelligibility among the 3 Ixil dialects.

Typology

VOS, VSO

Language Use

All ages. Few also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2001–2010.
Writing
Latin script.