2,330,000. 300,000 monolinguals.
Central highlands, Totonicapán, southern El Quiché, eastern Sololá, eastern Quezaltenango departments; Quiché Department, Joyabaj municipality; southwest of Lake Atitlán, Quezaltenango, and Totonicapán departments; Chichicastenango and Chiché municipalities; Quiché Department, San Andrés Sajcabajá municipality.
4 (Educational). Statutory language of national identity (2003, National Languages Act, Decree No. 19).
Cunén Kiché, Eastern Kiché, Joyabaj Kiché, San Andrés Kiché, West Central Kiché.
Traditional religion, Christian.