Ixil

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A language of Guatemala

Population

L1 users: 69,000 (1998 SIL).

Location

El Quiché department: Chajul, Cotzal, and Nebaj municipalities.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

Nebaj, Cotzal, Chajul. 70%–75% intelligibility among the 3 Ixil dialects.

Typology

VOS, VSO.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2001–2016. Agency: Academy of Mayan Languages.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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