9,000 in Guatemala (1990 SIL). Population total all countries: 9,500.
Huehuetenango Department near Mexico border, Concepción Huista and Jakaltenango areas. Also in Mexico.
Eastern Jakalteko (Eastern Jacalteco), Western Jakalteko (Western Jacaltec, Western Jacalteco). The eastern and western varieties understand each other’s spoken languages, but not written text.