Awakateko

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A language of Guatemala

Alternate Names
Aguacatec, Aguacateco
Population

18,000 (1998 SIL).

Location

Huehuetenango department.

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Language Status

4 (Educational). Recognized language (2003, Law of National Languages, Decree 19).

Dialects

Chalchiteko (Chalchitec).

Typology

VSO.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 29%. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1971–1993. Agency: Academy of Mayan Languages.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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