Vocabulario de Lengua Tzeldal Segun el Orden de Copanabastla

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Author: Domingo de Ara (?-1571) edited by Mario Humberto Ruz

Year: 1986

Publisher: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Place: Mexico City


520 pages with 18 plates, facsimile of original work, appendixes, and bibliography. Quarto (11 1/4" x 8 1/2") bound in original publisher's wrappers with black lettering to spine and front wrapper in original jacket. Limited to 3000 copies. Edited by Mario Humberto Ruz. First thus, first published in 1560.

Tzeltal is a member of the Mayan family of languages and is spoken mainly in the State of Chiapas, Mexico. Some of the earliest written documents in Tzeltal are Fray Domingo de Ara's Vocabulario de Lengua Tzeldal Segun el Orden de Copanabastla, which is believed to have been written in 1571. However, this classification scheme is partial at best - each town where Tzeltal is spoken in the highlands of Chiapas has significant dialectical variation, with some towns even having two or more "sub-dialects" spoken within town boundaries.


Jacket points rubbed. Near fine in like fine dust jacket.

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