Ixil language

Spoken in


The Ixil language is the language of the indigenous people of the Ixil of Guatemala and, with close to a hundred thousand speakers to the larger Mayan languages ​​.


The Ixil language is in the department of Quiché, particularly in the communities of Santa Maria Nebaj, San Gaspar Chajul and San Juan Cotzal, the so -called " Ixil Triangle" spoken in the northwestern highlands of Guatemala.

In the 2002 census gave 83 574 persons ( 0.8%) Ixil as their mother tongue; 95 315 (0.8%) described themselves as Ixil.