Language

Languages of Guatemala

The official language of Guatemala is Spanish, and 93% of the population speaks it with varying levels of fluency. In addition to Spanish, 24 other languages are spoken, 22 of them Amerindian languages spoken by Guatemala’s indigenous Mayan peoples. The remaining two are...
Iximché

Day Trip to the Ruins of Iximché

Near present-day Tecpán, this ancient city was once the capital of the Mayan Kaqchikel people. Originally friendly with the K’iche’ and their capital at nearby Q’umarkaj, the Kaqchikel quickly grew in power, and the two groups became rivals. The Kaqchikel soon decided to split...