Language

Mopan Mayan Language

Mopan Mayan is spoken in Mayan villages in Belize and Guatemala. There are an estimated 7,000 native speakers in that region.

In this video, German pronounces that words that he learned as a child in Toledo District, Belize.

Mopan Mayan Words YouTube Video.

Our Dream | Mopan Mayan Family in Belize

Yan in numul meaning "I have a dream" We at Quichpan Luum have many dreams. Our biggest dream is that one day Na Luum Ca Mayan Village of Belize will teach, and our people will learn to read and write in the Mopan Mayan language. There is many people speaking the Mayan language but most people can not read nor write the Mayan language.

But I have a dream that one day there will be a school in Na Luum Ca that teaches the Mayan language. I think it is very important for someone to be educated in their own native language, in order to preserve their native culture and heritage.

Mopan mayan man
Three plywood structures with children playing in the yard in front
Wood leaning against  a thatched house, drying
Small solar collector on a stake in front of a thatched roof
Two Mayan women doing laundry in a river