Uspantek is a Quichean-Mamean Mayan language spoken mainly in western Guatemala by about 5,130 people, particularly in the municipalities of Uspantán, Playa Grande and Chicamán in the department of Quiché.
The language is also known as Uspanteco, Uspanteko or Uspantec. It is an officially recognised language in Guatemala, and is used in literature and on the radio.
Uspantek is written with the Latin alphabet, although few Uspantek speakers are literate in their language.
Uspantek has two tones: a high tone, which can be marked with an acute accent (e.g. ráqan), and a falling tone, which can be indicated with an acute accent mark on the first vowel followed by an unmarked vowel (e.g. júun)
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Information about Uspantek
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
Languages written with the Latin alphabet
Date created: 10.12.21. Last modified: 10.12.21
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