Chol

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A language of Mexico

Population

145,000 (2000 INALI). 40,000 monolinguals. 10,000 in Sabanilla.

Location

Chiapas, Tila, Vicente Guerrero, Chivalito, and Limar.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ch’ol de Sabanilla, Chol de Tila (Ch’ol del noroeste), Chol de Tumbalá (Ch’ol del sureste).

Typology

SVO, VOS; long words, affixes, clitics; nontonal

Language Use

All domains. All ages.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1977–2009.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.