Illinois Language Resource Initiative: Q'anjob'al (Maya)
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This website includes language resources relating to the Q'anjob'al (Maya) language of Guatemala. This language is also spoken by communities in Mexico and throughout the United States, including Champaign County, Illinois.
Resources on the website include basic literacy materials in Q'anjob'al as well as resources regarding the Q'anjob'al language. Visit the Q'anjob'al website for the Linguistics Outreach Materials.
About the project
Q'anjob'al is spoken by people in Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States. Many speakers originate from the following municipalities in Guatemala: Santa Eulalia (Jolom Konob'), San Pedro Soloma (Tz'uluma'), Santa Cruz Barillas (Yalmotx), San Juan Ixcoy, and San Miguel Acatán. A recent news report (Connolly 2018) indicates that there are approximately 550 speakers of Q'anjob'al currently living in Champaign County, Illinois. Beginning in 2008, a group of professors and students at the University of Illinois began collaborating with members of the Q'anjob'al community. That collaboration has produced a variety of Q'anjob'al-language materials, as well as public presentations and academic publications. Some of these are mentioned on this webpage; some of these are made publicly available here, as well.
- Department of Linguistics
- Department of Spanish & Portuguese
- Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology
- Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Department of Anthropology
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