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Guatemala: at least three indigenous language at risk of extinction

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The Guatemalan Academy of Mayan Languages, in its most recent report on the country's linguistic panorama, indicates that at least three indigenous languages are at risk of completely disappearing. The Itza language is the most threatened, as it is currently spoken by only 25 people. The Mopan and Chorti languages are also at risk. There are no schools that teach these languages, and the government provides little or no support for their promotion. teleSUR.