Maya, Yucatec

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Maaya, Maayáa, Peninsular Maya, Yucatan Maya, Yucatec, Yucateco, Yukatek
Autonym
Maaya t’aan
Population

735,000 in Mexico (2000 INALI). 58,800 monolinguals (2007). Total users in all countries: 762,520.

Location

Quintana Roo and Yucatán states; Campeche state: except west of Rio Chompan; Tabasco state.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

VSO; prepositions; 3 noun classifiers; no articles; ergative; 19 consonants; tonal (3 tones: neutral, high, low).

Language Use

Used by all.

Language Development

Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1992.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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