Chuj

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A language of Guatemala

Alternate Names
Chuh, Chuhe, Chuj de San Mateo Ixtatán, Chuje
Autonym
Koti’
Population

59,000 (2003 census). Ethnic population: 64,400 (2003 census). Total users in all countries: 61,630.

Location

Huehuetenango department: central western Coatán river area.

Language Status

5 (Developing). Recognized language (2003, Law of National Languages, Decree 19).

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 20%–60%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2007. Agency: Academy of Mayan Languages.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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