Poqomchiʼ is a Quichean-Mamean Mayan language spoken in central Guatamala by about 133,000 people. It is spoken particularly in Panzós, La Tinta, Santa Cruz Verapaz, San Cristóbal Verapaz, Tactic, Tamahú and Tucurú in the Alta Verapaz Department, Purulhá in the Baja Verapaz Department, and in Chicamán in the El Quiché Department.

Poqomchiʼ is also known as Pocomchí, Poconchí, Pokomchí, Pokonchí, Tactic Pokomchí, Pokomchi or Poqomchii. There are two main dialects: Eastern Poqomchiʼ and Western Poqomchiʼ.

Poqomchiʼ is officially recognized in Guatemala and is supported by the Academy of Mayan Languages. It is written with the Latin alphabet, taught in primary schools, and is used in some literature.

Poqomchiʼ alphabet

Poqomchiʼ alphabet


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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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