Chorti (Ch'orti')

Chorti is a Mayan language spoken in parts of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador by about 55,000 people. Chorti is also known as Ch'orti' Maya. Chorti is spoken mainly in Jocotán and Camotán in Chiquimula department in Guatemala, and in neighbouring parts of Honduras and El Salvador.

Chorti is thought to be a direct descendent of the Classic Maya language, which was used in the Mayan Script, and knowledge of Chorti helped with the decipherment of the script.

Chorti alphabet and pronunciation

Chorti alphabet and pronunciation

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Information about Chorti provided by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Y che e Jesús: —Conda c'ani ic'ajti taca e Dios, arenic cocha era y che: Catata Dios xe' turet tichan, catattz'i ac'ab'a xe' erach. Lar tua' ic'otori tara tor e rum wacchetaca era. Chen lo que ac'ani net tara tor e rum b'an cocha war ache tichan tut e q'uin.
  2. Ajc'unon xe' atz'acta tua' cac'uxi tama e día coner.
  3. C'umpen tacaron tama tunor camab'amb'anir b'an cocha war cac'umpa taca tunor tin e uche e mab'amb'anir capater. Ira awacton tua' capijchna sino corpeson tama tunor uc'otorer e mab'amb'anir, che e Jesús.



  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.


Sample videos in Chorti

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Mayan languages

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, Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Tz'utujil, Uspantek, Yucatec Maya

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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