9,000 in Guatemala (1990 SIL). Total users in all countries: 9,500.
Huehuetenango department: Concepción Huista and Jacaltenango areas, near Mexico border.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2003, Law of National Languages, Decree 19).
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.
All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].