Xinca

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A language of Guatemala

Alternate Names
Szinca
Population

No known L1 speakers, but emerging L2 speakers. Ethnic population: 16,200 (2003 census).

Location

Jutiapa and Santa Rosa departments.

Language Status

9 (Reawakening). Recognized language (2003, Law of National Languages, Decree 19).

Dialects

None known. Language may be related to Lenca [len].

Language Use

Shifted to Spanish [spa].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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