Official Spelling of Mayan Languages

The spelling of Mayan languages varies greatly in print and on the Web. Below is the official spelling per the Guatemalan Academy of Mayan Languages (ALMG) as well as the departments the languages are spoken in.

Achi’ (Baja Verapaz)
Akateka (Huehuetenango)
Awakateka (Huehuetenango)
Ch’orti’ (Chiquimula and Zacapa)
Chalchiteka (Huehuetenango)
Chuj (Huehuetenango)
Itza’ (El Petén)
Ixil (El Quiché)
Jakalteka (Huehuetenango)
K´iche´ (El Quiché, Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu, Sololá, Suchitepequez Totonicapán, San Marcos and Chimaltenango)
Kaqchikel (Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Baja Verapaz, Sacatepéquez, Sololá and Suchitepéquez)
Mam (Huehuetenango, Quetzaltenango, San Marcos and Retalhuleu)
Mopan (El Petén)
Poqomam (Escuintla, Guatemala and Jalapa)
Poqomchi’ (Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz and El Quiché)
Q’anjob’al (Huehuetenango)
Q'eqchi' (Alta Verapaz, Petén, El Quiché and Izabal)
Sakapulteka (El Quiché)
Sipakapense (San Marcos)
Tektiteka (Huehuetenango)
Tz’utujil (Sololá and Suchitepéquez)
Uspanteka (El Quiché)