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Mam language resources

Mam is spoken on a daily basis in: Guatemala Mam--> --> --> -->

Additional background on Mam

The Mam language is a member of the Mamean branch of the Mayan language family. It is spoken by the Mam people people of the highlands of western Guatemala.

There are at least three major divisions in the language: Northern Mam spoken in the province of Huehuetenango, Southern Mam spoken in and around Quetzaltenango and Central Mam spoken in and around San Marcos. Because of a lack of literacy skills and interaction, the language can vary widely from village to village, even though the villages may be separated by just a few miles. Nonetheless, all native speakers of the Mam language are typically able to understand one another, though perhaps with some difficulty.


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