Las Lenguas del Chiapas Colonial

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Author: Ruz, Mario Humberto (editor)

Year: 1989

Publisher: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Place: Mexico City


393 pages. Quarto (11" x 8 1/2") bound in publisher's original wrappers in pictorial jacket. Volume 1 of the the Lenguas Mayas. Limited to 1500 copies. First edition.

Tzeltal forms, together with the Tzotzil language, a sub-branch of the Mayan languages, called Tzeltalan, which again forms a sub-branch called Cholan-Tzeltalan, together with the Ch'ol languages, Chontal, Ch'ol and Ch'orti'. All these languages are the most spoken Mayan languages in Chiapas today. Historically, the branches are believed to have split about 1,400 years ago. Also, some researchers believe that the Tzeltal language has been spoken as far away as in Guatemala.


Spine ends rubbed, corners gently bumped else a very good copy in a near fine jacket.

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