Poqomam is a Mayan language spoken by about 10,800 people in southern Guatemala. The marjority of Poqomam speakers live in the towns of San Luis Jilotepequem, San Pedro Pinula and San Carlos Alzatate in the Jalapa Department. There are also Poqomam speakers in the towns of Chinautla and Mixco in the Guatemala Department, and in Palín in the Escuintla Department.
Poqomam is also known as Pocomán or Pokomam. Dialects include Central Poqomam, Eastern Poqomam and Southern Poqomam.
Poqomam is officially recognized in Guatemala and is supported by the Academy of Mayan Languages. It is written with the Latin alphabet, and used in some literature and the media.
Hear the Poqomam alphabet:
Achi, Akatek, Awakatek, Chontal Maya, Ch’ol, Chorti, Chuj, Huasteco, Itzaʼ, Ixil, Jakaltek, Kaqchikel, Ki'che', Lacandon, Mam, Mocho’, Mopan, Poqomam, Poqomchiʼ, Q’anjob’al, Q'eqchi', Sakapultek, Sipakapense, Tektitek, Tojolabal, Tsotsil, Tzeltal, Tz'utujil, Uspantek, Yucatec Maya
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