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Useful phrases in Mam

A collection of useful phrases in Mam, a Mayan language spoken in Chiapas in Mexico and in Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango and San Marcos in Guatemala.

You can see the phrases in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

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Mam phrases mainly provided by Christie Pollock

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Information about the Mam languages

  Books about Mayan writing, history and culture
  Mayan language courses, dictionaries and phrasebooks


Other collections of Mam phrases

Phrases in Mayan languages

Mam, Tsotsil, Yucatec Maya

Phrases in other languages