Poqomam

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A language of Guatemala

Alternate Names
Pocomán, Pokomam
Population

49,000 in Guatemala (1990–1991 SIL).

Location

East, Jalapa Department, San Luis Jilotepeque, into northwest Chiquimula Department; 2 enclaves in Guatemala Department, first, northeast of Guatemala City, Chinautla; second, 20 km southwest of Guatemala City, mostly extending into Escuintla Department.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Central Poqomam, Eastern Poqomam, Southern Poqomam (Palín Pocomam).

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Shifting to Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–32%. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1966–1983.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].