Sipakapense

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A language of Guatemala

Alternate Names
Sipacapa Quiché, Sipacapeño, Sipacapense
Population

8,000 (2000 SIL), increasing. Ethnic population: 12,000 (2000 E. Kindberg).

Location

San Marcos Department.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. In a survey of 80 people in 2000, many children actively used it. Neutral attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 20%. Grammar. Bible portions: 1992–1998.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.