Q’anjob’al

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A language of Guatemala

Alternate Names
Conob, Eastern Kanjobal, Eastern Qanjobal, K’anjobal, Kanhobal, Kanjobal, Qanjobal, Santa Eulalia Kanjobal
Autonym
Q’anjob’al
Population

140,000 in Guatemala (2003 census). Ethnic population: 159,000 (2003 census). Total users in all countries: 148,340.

Location

Huehuetenango department: Santa Eulalia; Quiché department: near Soloma.

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Language Status

5* (Developing). Recognized language (2013, Law of National Languages, Decree 19).

Typology

VSO.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 26%. Dictionary. Bible: 1989. Agency: Academy of Mayan Languages.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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