Q'anjob'al love poem

Ch'en Nen

Echel yul ch'en nen

lajan axka jun hin watx q'anej

Asan lim, chi lajwiajoq

¡Junel xanej oqwal "chach wochej"!

Translated into Q'anjob'al by Maya Q'anjob'al

An other version

Ch'en Nen

A wal hechel yul ch'en nen

Aton wal jun akaw watx' chi q'anej

Palta K'ol hep, tol chi k'ayajoq

¡Aton wal jun hinlajub'al "chach wochej"!

Translation & audio Q'anjob'al by Marco Antonio
Original version
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Q'anjob'al language

Like Chuj, Jacaltec, Akatec, and Togolobal, Q'anjob'al (Kanjobal) belongs to the Q'anjob'al group of Mayan languages. This living language is spoken, in Mexico and especially in Guatemala in the Huehuetenango department, by a total of about 150,000 people ... In the Huehuetenango department Kanjobal is taught with Spanish. The main cities where this language is spoken in Guatemala are: Santa Eulalia, Santa Cruz Barillas, San Miguel Acatán, San Pedro Soloma, San Rafael La Independencia.

Q'anjob'al people

Long time ago, the Q'anjob'al people migrated from the lowlands of Chiapas, Mexico, to the highlands of Guatemala. Some names tell the story of their installation! For example: Santa Eulalia, "Pai Konob" in the language Q'anjob'al, means "old city". The arrival of the Spaniards transformed of course a culture that they are trying to keep .... culture, made up of ceremonies to celebrate the osmosis between all things.

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