Digital Language Vitality | K'iche'

K'iche' (quc)



English name K'iche'
Native name Qatzijob'al
SIL code quc
Alternative names andrés kiché san, cachabel, central, central k'iche', central kiché west, central kiché western, central quiché, chiquel, cunén kiché, eastern kiché, joyabaj kiché, k'iche', kiché, k’iche’, qach'abel, qatzijob'al, quiche, quiché
Speakers L1: 2,330,000 (ethnologue),
L1: 1,095,445 (aggregate),
L1: 1,900,000 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 890,822 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 922,378 (Atlas Lingüístico de Guatemala” . Richards, Michael (2003) Editorial Serviprensa, Gu),
L1: 922,378 (Idiomas mayas: Número de hablantes y extension territorial” . Liliana Pellicer (2005) )
Country Guatemala
Region Central America
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code quc_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 4
In yes
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) borderline

Language packs

Windows10 input method no
Mac input no
Ubuntu input no
Windows language pack no
Mac language pack no
Ubuntu language pack no
Firefox language pack no
Firefox dictionary no
Office language pack no
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia no
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 13
Primary texts all 14
Lexical resources online 3
Lexical resources all 3
Language descriptions online 5
Language descriptions all 9
Language in online resource 1
Language in any resource 1
Online resource about the language 9
Any resource about the language 76


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 77
Number of words 62,080
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers no
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs 2
Number of posts 4
Number of words 3,847
Number of users 1
Number of tweets 87

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 48,363
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 194
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no