L1 users: 4,900 (2002). Total users in all countries: 4,971.
Huehuetenango department: Tectitán area, Cuilco.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2003, Law of National Languages, Decree 19).
None known. Reportedly similar to Mam [mam].
VSO; no adpositions; noun head initial; 3 noun classes (inherently possessed, never possessed, optionally possessed), content q-word initial; up to 2 prefixes, 2 suffixes; clause constituents indicated by word order; verbal affixation marks person and number; ergativity; tense and aspect; passives and voice; nontonal; 26 consonant and 10 vowel phonemes.
Latin script [Latn].