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Tektiteko Language New Testament / Te Akꞌaꞌj Tuꞌjal Tuj Tuꞌjal Qtata Dios (TTCWBT) / Guatemala, Mexico

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Tektiteko Language New Testament

Te Akꞌaꞌj Tuꞌjal Tuj Tuꞌjal Qtata Dios (TTCWBT)

Guatemala, Mexico

 

  • Paperback: 462 pages
  • Publisher: Digital Bible Society (June 28, 2017) / Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • Language: Tektiteko
  • ISBN-10: 1531306586
  • ISBN-13: 978-1531306588
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds

 

John 3:16

Te Qtata Dios nkyeqet tgani' kyaqil xjal twitz tx'o'tx', astilji otzaj tlajo' te Tk'wa'al aj cha jun tuq, otzaj tlajo' tzan k'on kyexiknaj kye aj nkye'okslan ti'j sinoke tzan kyanq'in te jun-ele'x.

 

Classified under the Mamean branch family of languages, Tektitek (also known as Tectiteco, Teco, Teko, K'onti'l, Qyool, among others) is a Mayan language spoken by the Tektitan people of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. It is very closely related to the Mam language. A number of Tektitek speakers have settled in Mexico. Due to the close proximity of Huehuetenango to the Mexican border the speakers of the language have appropriated aspects of Mexican Spanishinto the language. While 4,900 speakers were recorded in 2010 by Ethnologue, Juventino de Jesus Perez Alonzo estimated that there were just 2,000 speakers of the language left at that time. He noted however, that measures are being taken to teach the children in Huehuetenango the Tekitek language. According to the Endangered Languages Project, the language is currently threatened. Little is known about the culture, but there are resources that provide vocabulary as well as other educational tools.

 

Tektitek
B'a'aj
Native to GuatemalaMexico
Region Western Highlands
Ethnicity Tektitek
Native speakers
5,000 (2002)
Mayan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ttc
Glottolog tekt1235

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