Awakatek is an indigenous language spoken in eastern Guatemala and to a much lesser extent the south of Mexico. Since Awakatek is an endangered language with only 10,000 speakers, most translation agencies overlook this culturally important language. However, the team at TranslationServices.com is dedicated to providing reliable and accurate translation services for smaller languages in Central America, and we are proud to offer that professionalism and attention to detail for Awakatek.
The Language of the Awakatek People
Also referred to as Aguateco, Awaketec, or Qa’yol, the Awakatek language is the heritage language of the Awakatek people (or Aguacatecos) of Guatemala and Mexico. The majority of these individuals can be found in the municipality of Aguacatán in Guatemala. However, there are also smaller populations of Akawatek speakers in the Mexican states of Chiapas and Veracruz.
As a member of the Mayan language family, Awakatek has no relation to Spanish. Instead, it has grammar and syntax similar to that of K’iche’ and Yucatec Maya, with a particularly close relationship to the Ixil language of western Guatemala. Like other Mayan languages in the region, Awakatek is written in a modified form of the Latin alphabet.
Better Awakatek Translation Services
It can seem impossible to find high-quality translation services for endangered Central American languages like Awakatek. Thankfully, our team of translators can help you navigate the challenges presented by the unique translation pair of Awakatek and English. Message us now to learn more about our Awakatek translation services or to get a quote.