About Chuj

From Mayan Languages Glossary

Chuj is a Mayan language spoken by approximately 91,391 members of the Chuj community primarily in Guatemala but also present in Mexico and the US. Chuj speakers primarily reside in the municipalities of San Mateo Ixtatan, San Sebastian Coatan and Nenton in the Huehuetenango department.

The Chuj language as other Mayan languages, have been influenced by Spanish, therefore there have been efforts for the conservation and revitalization in the municipalities to preserve the language. Chuj language faces some challenges, but many cultural centers, schools and community members thrive to ensure the identity of the language in this evolving world.