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Q'eqchi' people

Q'eqchi' (or Kekchi in English orthography, K'ekchi in the former orthography) are one of the Maya peoples in Guatemala and Belize, whose indigenous language is also called Q'eqchi'.

Kek'Chi Maya Children.jpgBefore the beginning in the 1520s of the Spanish conquest of Guatemala, Q'eqchi' settlements were concentrated in what are now the departments of Alta Verapaz and Baja Verapaz. Over the course of the succeeding centuries a series of land displacements, resettlements, persecutions and migrations resulted in a wider dispersal of Q'eqchi' communities, into other regions of Guatemala (Izabal, Petén, El Quiché), southern Belize (Toledo District), and smaller numbers in El Salvador,Honduras and southern Mexico (Chiapas, Campeche).[2] While most notably present in northern Alta Verapaz and southern Petén,[3] contemporary Q'eqchi' language-speakers are the most widely spread geographically of all Guatemalan Mayan groups.[4]

Photo : Young Q'eqchi' Maya children, Belize

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  1. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Población y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002) - Pertenencia de grupo étnico". Instituto Nacional de Estadística. 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  2. ^ See Kahn (2006, pp.34–49) for an account of Q'eqchi' migrational history and the impetus behind these movements, and in particular pp.41–42.
  3. ^ As indicated by 1998 SIL data, see "Q'eqchi': a language of Guatemala". in Ethnologue (Gordon 2005).
  4. ^ Kahn (2006, p.34)


& Household Ecology: Economic Change and Domestic Life Among the Kekchi Maya par: Richard R Wilk
& Evidence for Multiattachment in K'ekchi Mayan: Volume 7 (Routledge Library par: Ava Berinstein
This study, first published in 1985, analyses aspects of the syntax of K?ekchi, a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala. Working in the framework of Relational Grammar, the author finds evidence for the constructions of Passive, Antipassive and 2-3 Retreat and provides formulations for the principles
& Die Sprache Der Kekchi-Indianer by Otto Stoll (2013-08-09) par: Otto Stoll
& Household Ecology: Economic Change and Domestic Life among the Kekchi Maya par: Richard R. Wilk
& Alfabeto para los Cuatro Idiomas Indigenas Mayoritarios de Guatemala: Quich par: Guatemala. Ministerio de Educacion
& Die Sprache Der Kekchi-Indianer par: Otto Stoll
& Funkcionirovanie jergativa v yazyke kekchi i adygejskom yazyke par: Roman Sychjov
& The Hills and the Corn: A Legend of the KekchÝ Indians of Guatemala, Volum par: Robert Burkitt
& The Hills and the Corn: a Legend of the Kekchi┤ Indians of Guatemala par: Burkitt Robert
Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so th
& The Hills and the Corn: A Legend of the KekchÝ Indians of Guatemala - Scho par: Robert Burkitt
Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.) (2005) (online version). Ethnologue: Languages of the World (Fifteenth ed.). Dallas, TX: SIL International. ISBN 1-55671-159-X. OCLC 60338097. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
Kahn, Hilary E. (2006). Seeing and Being Seen: The Q'eqchi' Maya of Livingston, Guatemala, and Beyond. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-71348-2. OCLC 68965681.
Wilk, Richard (1997). Household Ecology: Economic change and domestic life among the Kekchi Maya in Belize. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press. ISBN 978-0875805757. OCLC 97031713.
Wilson, Richard (1995). Maya Resurgence in Guatemala: Q'eqchi' Experiences. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-2690-6. OCLC 31172908.
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