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Huastecan subfamily

Huastec (Tének)    


There are two (or possibly three) very similar variants of Huastec (also referred to as Tének, which corresponds to the name used in the communities) which are spoken in the states of Veracruz and San Luis Potosi, far from the other Mayan languages. The culture of its speakers is not typically Mayan but resembles that of neighboring groups.

The possibly extinct language Chicomuceltec of Chiapas and Guatemala also belongs to this subfamily. (See the maps on the main Mayan page. )


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