4,900 in Guatemala (2002). Population total all countries: 4,970.
Huehuetenango Department, Tectitán area, Cuilco. Also in Mexico (Tectitec), United States.
Similar to Mam [mam].
VSO; no adpositions; noun head initial; 3 noun classes (inherently possessed, never possessed, optionally possessed), content q-word initial; up to 2 prefixes, 2 suffixes; clause constituents indicated by word order; verbal affixation marks person and number; ergativity; tense and aspect; passives and voice; nontonal; 26 consonant and 10 vowel phonemes
In Tectitán municipality, language use increasing. Vitality stronger than 20 years ago (2000). All ages. In the largest villages, commonly used by children. In some areas, parents desire their children to speak only Spanish [spa]. Neutral attitudes.
Christian (Roman Catholic).