Pech

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A language of Honduras

Alternate Names
Paya, Seco
Population

990 (Rivas 1993). Ethnic population: 2,590 (Rivas 1993).

Location

North central coast, Colón Department, near Caribbean coast, inland; Olancho Department, Dulce Nombre de Culmi and Catamacas municipalities.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Use Pech more in Agua Amarilla and La Laguna in El Carbón. Older adults. Shifting to Spanish [spa].

Other Comments

Much community interest to preserve the Pech language, and some work is being done to preserve it.