Kaqchikel (Kaqchikel Ch'ab'äl)
Kaqchikel or Kaqchiquel is a Mayan language spoken in the
Central Highlands of Guatemala by about half a million people.
It is a member of the Quichean-Mamean branch of Mayan languages
and is closely related to K'iche' (Quiché) and Tz'utujil.
The name of the language used to be written Cakchiquel or
An orthography for Kaqchikel was developed by the Academia de
Lenguas Mayas de Guatemala (Guatemalan Academy of Mayan Languages).
Konojel ri winaqi' kan kalaxib'en pe ri kolotajïk, ri junan kiq'ij,
ri junan kejqalen, junan kich'ojib'al pa kik'aslen, xa achi'el k'a ri
kik'ojlen, ri kinojib'al kichajin xa tik'amun k'a chi nimaläj konojel
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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