Aguacateco is a Mayan language spoken by about 18,000 people in
Huehuetenango and Aguacatán in Guatemala. The name Aguacateco
comes from the Aguacatán region. The native name of the language
is Qa'yol and speakers called themselves Qatanum. Other names
for the language include Awakateko, Aguacatec, Aguacateca,
Aguateca, Awaketeko, Awaketeco, Aguacatan Maya and Kayol.