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Q’anjob’al or Kanjobal is a Mayan language spoken by about 77,700 people in Guatemala and Mexico. It is spoken mainly in the municipalities of Santa Eulalia (Jolom Konob), San Juan Ixcoy (Yich K'ox), San Pedro Soloma (Tz'uluma') and Santa Cruz Barillas (Yal Motx) in the Huehuetenango department of Guatemala, and in the south of Chiapas in Mexico.

Q'anjob'al is closely related to Chuj, Akatek and Jakaltek, which are also spoken in Guatemala.

Q'eqchi' alphabet and pronunciation

Q'eqchi' alphabet and pronunciation

Sample text in Q’anjob’al

A yet yichbanil, max yesnej aj Dios satcan c'al tx'otx' tx'otx'. A yet jun tiempoal tu', uchquiltak yayji yiban tx'otx' tx'otx' ti' car tz'inini yili, naba aejlak c'al el masanil, cax k'ekolinak yili masanil yiban. Axa yEspĂ­ritu Dios, chi ec' yiban a' tu'. Lajwi tu' max yalon Dios axca ti': "Ayokab sakk'inal, ẍi Cham". Cax max jaycan sakk'inal.


In the beginning God created heaven and earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The spirit of God was hovering over the water. The God said, "Let there be light!" So there was light.



Information about Q'eqchi''anjob'al_language

Mayan languages

Aguacateco, Huasteco, Ixil, Kaqchikel, Ki'che', Mam, Q’anjob’al, Q'eqchi', Tsotsil, Tzeltal, Yucatec Maya

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet