Yucatec Maya

Yucatec Maya is a Mayan language spoken in the Yucatán Peninsula, northern Belize and parts of Guatemala. Speakers in Belize are gradually shifting to Spanish. Many are concerned about language loss, as most speakers are currently older adults. In order to deal with this situation, they are trying to start classes for the youth.

Map of Yucatec Maya language speakers.
Map of Yucatec Maya language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 805,000

Main Countries: Mexico, Belize

Alternate names: Peninsular Maya

ISO 639-3 Code: yua

Language Sample

Tuláakal wíinik ku síijil jáalk'ab yetel keet u tsiikul yetel Najmal Sijnalil, beytun xan na'ata'an sijnalil yetel no'oja'anil u tuukulo', k'a'abet u bisikuba bey láaktzilil yetel tuláakal u baatzile'.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Yucatec Maya:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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