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Mayan Sub Families

(69 Languages)

Mayan languages constitute a language family of related languages which are spoken in Mesoamerica, from southeastern Mexico to northern Central America, and as far south as Honduras. As a group of related languages, their collective origins can be reconstructed over at least some 5000 years of pre-Columbian habitation in the region. Although Spanish is an official language of the region's present-day countries (except for Belize, where English is official), many Mayan languages are still spoken as a primary or secondary language by more than 3 million indigenous Maya. As part of the 1996 Peace Accords, Guatemala recognized 21 Mayan languages by name.

Cholan-Tzeltalan
Cholan - Chol-Chontal: Tabasco Chontal, Tila Chol, Tumbalá Chol,
- Chorti: Ch'orti'
Tzeltalan Bachajón Tzeltal, Chamula Tzotzil, Chenalhó Tzotzil, Oxchuc Tzeltal, Venustiano Carranza Tzotzil, San Andrés Larrainzar Tzotzil, Huixtán Tzotzil, Zinacantán Tzotzil.
Huastecan
Huastecan Chicomuceltec, Southeastern Huastec, Veracruz Huastec, San Luís Potosí Huastec.
Kanjobalan-Chujean
Chujean San Sebastián Coatán Chuj, Ixtatán Chuj, Tojolabal.
Kanjobalan - Kanjobal-Jacaltec: Eastern Jakalteko, Western Jakalteko, Eastern Q'anjob'al, Akateko,
-Mocho: Mocho
Quichean-Mamean
Greater Mamean
Ixilan Awakateko, Nebaj Ixil, Chajul Ixil, San Juan Cotzal Ixil
Mamean Northern Mam, Southern Mam, Tajumulco Mam, Tacanec, Central Mam, Todos Santos Cuchumatán Mam, Tektiteko
Greater Quichean
Kekchi Q'eqchi'
Pocom Eastern Poqomam, Western Poqomchi', Central Poqomam, Eastern Poqomchi', Southern Poqomam
Quichean - Cakchiquel: Akatenango Southwestern Kaqchikel, Central Kaqchikel, Northern Kaqchikel, Santa María de Jesús Kaqchikel, Santo Domingo Xenacoj Kaqchikel, South Central Kaqchikel, Southern Kaqchikel, Western Kaqchikel, Yepocapa Southwestern Kaqchikel,
- Quiche-Achi: Cubulco Achi', Rabinal Achi', Central K'iche', Cune'n K'iche', Eastern K'iche', Joyabaj K'iche', San Andre's K'iche', West Central K'iche',
- Tzutujil: Eastern Tz'utujil, Western Tz'utujil
Sacapulteco Sipakapense; Uspanteko
Sipacapeno Sipakapense
Uspantec Uspanteko
Yucatecan
Mopan-Itza Itza', Mopán Maya
Yucatec-Lacandon Lacandon, Yucatán Maya, Chan Santa Cruz Maya.