Genetic affiliation: Western Mayan, Kanjobal-Jakaltek
Place: Guatemala
Population: 5572 (Endangered Languages Project)
Endangerment: Threatened (Endangered Languages Project)

Glottolog 4.8 edited by Hammarström, Harald & Forkel, Robert & Haspelmath, Martin & Bank, Sebastian, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Mayan classificatory systems
by Roberto Zavala Maldonado


DOI: doi/10.5281/zenodo.10475924

numeral/noun/genitive classifiers and noun classes in Mayan, classifiers and number, multiple classifiers, general classifier, origin and development


The history of numeral classifiers in Mayan
by Danny Law


DOI: doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.XXXX

numeral classifiers, generic classifiers, constituency, mensurative/sortal, positional roots, variation between Mayan, borrowing and spread



The following list contains basic recommendations/sources on the language at issue.


grammars, outlines of grammatical structure, grammatical sketches

Zavala, Roberto. 1992. Acateco de la Frontera Sur (Acateco of the Southern Border). Mexico City: Archives of Indigenous Languages in the State of Oaxaca.
Schüle, Susanne. 2000. Perception verb complements in Akatek, a Mayan language. PhD Diss. University of Tübingen.
Zavala, Roberto. 1997. Functional analysis of Akatek voice constructions. International Journal of American Linguistics. Vol. 63.4. 439-474.
Peñalosa, Fernando. 1987. Major syntactic structures of Acatec (dialect of San Miguel Acatán). International Journal of American Linguistics 53.3, 281-310.


dictionaries, headword search tools, further sources of information about the lexicon

Proyecto Lingüístico Francisco Marroquín. 1996. Diccionario akateko-español. Rancho Palos Verdes Calif: Ediciones Yax Teʼ.
Comunidad Lingüística Akateka. 2003. Vocabulario Akateko = Xolilal Q'ane Akateko : Akateko-Stímoso. Guatemala: Academia de Lenguas Mayas de Guatemala.

teaching material

coursebooks, exercises, materials or introductions supporting teaching

Akatek in Omniglot