Sipakapense belongs to the Quichean-Mamean branch of the Mayan language family. It is spoken by about 4,160 people in western Guatemala, particularly in the municipality of Sipacapa in the department of San Marcos.
Sipakapense is also known as Sipaka, Sipacapa, Sipacapa Quiché, Sipacapense or Sipacapeño. The name Sipakapense comes from the Nahuatl Sipaktlipan, and means "place of the lizard".
Sipakapense is written with the Latin alphabet, although few Sipakapense speakers are literate in their language. It is an officially recognized language in Guatemala.
Wa’ wochb’laal are’ ri jun ka’yb’al ib’
Are’ jun q’uus laj no’jneem
No’j chanim amal., jro’q ttzatzik
¡qatz are’ nk’isb’al. "Katinlq’oj"!
Information about Sipakapense
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, Tsotsil, Tzeltal, Tz'utujil, Uspantek, Yucatec Maya
Page created: 14.12.21. Last modified: 14.12.21
Why not share this page:
If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. It enables you to type almost any language that uses the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets, and is free.
Note: all links on this site to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.fr are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.