Language of the Day for 10 September 2017

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Kaqchikel [cak]

A language of
Guatemala
Population
451,000 (1990 SIL).
Status
4 (Educational). Recognized language (2003, Law of National Languages, Decree 19).
Language Use
Vigorous. Nearly all parents pass Kaqchikel on to children. All ages. Also use Spanish [spa]. Used as L2 by K’iche’ [quc].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–39%. Taught in primary and secondary schools. Radio. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1931–2015. Agency: Academy of Mayan Languages.
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