Tz’utujil

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A language of Guatemala

Alternate Names
Eastern Tzutujil, Santiago Atitlán Tzutujil, Tzutuhil, Tzutujil Oriental
Population

83,800 (1990–1998 SIL), increasing. 17,000 monolinguals.

Location

Sololá Department, Lake Atitlán, south and southwest shore; Suchitepéquez Department, Chicacao area north.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Western Tzutujil.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Spanish [spa]. Used as L2 by K’iche’ [quc].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 3%–25%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. 25% read, 5% write. Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Grammar. NT: 1981–2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].