2,330,000. 300,000 monolinguals.
Central highlands, El Quiché Department, Joyabaj, Chichicastenango, Chiché, and San Andrés Sajcabajá municipalities; most of Totonicapán Department; southern El Quiché, eastern Sololá, eastern Quetzaltenango, and northern Retalhuleu departments; Suchitepéquez Department, southwest of Lake Atitlán; to the north, some communities in Huehuetenango and Baja Verapaz departments.
4 (Educational). Recognized language (2003, National Languages Act, Decree No. 19).
Cunén Kiché, Eastern Kiché, Joyabaj Kiché, San Andrés Kiché, West Central Kiché.
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Christian.