30,000 in Guatemala (2000 J. Lubeck). Total users in all countries: 30,010.
Chiquimula and Zacapa departments; eastern border with Honduras.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2003, Law of National Languages, Decree 19).
All ages. Many also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].
Not the same as the extinct language called Choltí, formerly spoken in the Quiriguá and Izabal area. Nearly extinct in Honduras.