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K'iche' Cantel New Testament / Traditional Spelling / Ru Loqꞌ Pixabꞌ Ri Dios / Guatemala

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K'iche' Cantel New Testament 

With Traditional Spelling

Ru Loqꞌ Pixabꞌ Ri Dios 


quc (GT:quc:K'iche')


Cantel is a small municipality in the Quetzaltenango Department in Guatemala. It is located east of the city of Quetzaltenango and has an area of 22 km2. The village of Cantel is situated at 2,370 m altitude. The population is 32,221 people.

Cantel includes the small Maya archaeological sites of Chojolom and Cerro Quiac.


  • Paperback: 462 pages
  • Publisher: Digital Bible Society (June 14, 2017) / Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1531305474
  • ISBN-13: 978-1531305475
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds


K’iche’ ([kʼiˈtʃeʔ], also Qatzijob'al "our language" to its speakers), or Quiché (/kˈ/), is a Maya language of Guatemala, spoken by the K'iche' people of the central highlands. With over a million speakers (some 7% of Guatemala's population), K'iche' is the second-most widely spoken language in the country after Spanish. Most speakers of K'iche' languages also have at least a working knowledge of Spanish.

The Central dialect is the most commonly used in the media and education. The literacy rate is low, but K'iche' is increasingly taught in schools and used on radio. The most famous work in the Classical K'iche' language is the Popol Vuh (Popol Wu'uj in modern spelling).

Kaufman (1970) divides the K'iche' complex into the following five dialects, with the representative municipalities given as well (quoted in Par Sapón 2000:17).



Pronunciation [kʼiˈtʃeʔ]
Native to Guatemala
Region Central highlands
Ethnicity K'iche'
Native speakers
(2.3 million cited 1991–2000[1])[2]
  • Eastern (Quichean–Mamean)
Early form
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated by Academia de Lenguas Mayas de Guatemala (ALMG)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 quc
Glottolog kich1262

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