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Kaqchikel | Maya
Alternate forms: Cakchiquel, Cakchikel, Kaqchiquel
Language(s): Kaqchikel | Spanish
Date: circa 1650
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume, 78 leaves
Description: A copy made in 1748 of Maldonado's "Ramilette" or anthology of 12 dialogues, together with a copy of an unknown "Doctrina Christiana" of 1556. Includes grammatical notes and vocabulary. Donor, Academia de Ciencias de Guatemala, through Mariano Gálvez, 1836.
Collection: Mayan Language Texts, 1553-1727 (Mss.497.43.V42)

Manche Ch'ol | Maya
Alternate forms: Cholti
Language(s): Ch'olti' | Spanish
Date: 1695
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume, 282 pages
Description: This is a copy of Morán's "libro grande" (1625-1650), and includes two versions of the grammar (in different hands), confessional materials, and a vocabulary of 500 words which has been added to the others. The first three pages are a narrative of Spanish missions (1689-1692) by Thomas Murillo. Donor, Academia de Ciencias de Guatemala, through Mariano Gálvez, 1836.
Collection: Mayan Language Texts, 1553-1727 (Mss.497.43.V42)

Maya
Language(s): Spanish
Date: circa 16th century
Type:Text
Genre: Microfilms
Extent: 129 reels
Description: This is a collection of documents relating to post-conquest social, cultural, and legal processes in Guatemala, which were culled from the Archivo General de Indias in Seville by the Hispanic-Latin American Research Project beginning in 1967. There is a 65-page guide to the collection, Guide to the Documents from the Archivo General de Indias pertaining to the Audiencia de Guatemala. Originals in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain. Donor, Ruben E. Reina, December 1974.
Collection: Audiencia de Guatemala, 16th cent. (Mss.Film.1337)

Kaqchikel | Maya
Alternate forms: Cakchiquel, Cakchikel, Kaqchiquel
Language(s): Kaqchikel | Spanish
Date: 1699
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume, 453 pages
Description: Copy of dictionary of late sixteenth-century missionary made by Fray Francisco Ceron. 4,000 Cakchiquel words (Parra's orthography) with equivalents. he original manuscript was sent to the Universidad Mariano Galvéz de Guatemala in 1989. Donor, Academia de Ciencias de Guatemala, through Mariano Gálvez, 1836. This manuscript is accessible at the APS via microfilm copy.
Collection: Mayan Language Texts, 1553-1727 (Mss.497.43.V42)

Maya
Language(s): English | Spanish
Date: 1926-1959
Type:Text
Extent: Circa 455 leaves; circa 635 pages;
Description: The Central America materials, John Alden Mason Papers include correspondence regarding linguistic, archaeological, and ethnological work in Mexico and Guatemala; meetings; etc. Regarding archaeological work in Guatemala, Mexico, and Panama. Regarding Piedras Negras, Guatemala; Chichen Itza; archaeological work in Guatemala and Mexico. Regarding archaeological work in Guatemala, Mexico, and Texas. Regarding Pima; Yaqui; Piedras Negras, Guatemala; Maya glyphs and architecture; archaeological work in Guatemala, Mexico, and British Honduras. The bulk of the material is from 1933-1939 and concerns archaeological work at Piedras Negras, Guatemala. Some discussion of the Mayan calendar, the ruins at Yaxchilan, Mexico, and a 1953 expedition to the Caracol Ruins, Honduras. Scholarly materials: Article for [Lilly de Jongh] Osborne's handbook of Guatemala regarding the ruins of Piedras Negras, Guatemala. A paper entitled, "Los cuatro grandes filones linguisticos de Mexico y Centroamerica" for the International Congress of Americanists, Mexico, August 1939. A paper read at meeting of the American Anthropological Association, December 1938, on the genetic classification of Middle American languages. Bibliographies of books and a few manuscripts on Indians of Central America, Mexico, and South America; letter from Zelig Harris to Mason; Mason's reply. Paper sent to Mason to be read at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Discusses Hokan-Siouan Phylum, Tarascan, Macro-Otomanguean Phylum, Macro-Penutian Phylum, and Macro-Chibchan Phylum. Notes on genetic relationships and geographic distribution. Mostly from published sources. A compilation and juxtaposition of various opinions. A talk given before Sociedad de geografia e historia de Guatemala regarding the architecture of Piedras Negras. English original which was translated into Spanish for publication in Anales 15 (December 1938): pages 202-216. A paper "Middle American Linguistics, 1955" by Norman A. McQuown; draft of a paper by Mason discussing that of McQuown; a copy of Mason's paper as delivered at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association, November 17, 1955, Boston; a copy of Mason's paper as corrected for correspondence with Robert J. Weitlaner and Gordon R. Willey.
Collection: John Alden Mason Papers (Mss.B.M384)

Ch'orti' | Maya
Language(s): English | Spanish
Date: 1935
Type:Text
Genre: Drafts | Notes
Extent: 3 folders
Description: The Ch'orti' materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of two folders of Charles Wisdom correspondence and manuscripts found in Subcollection II, Series I, "Professional Correspondence", and "Chorti - Notes" in Subcollection II, Series IV, "Research Notes." Additional relevant material may appear in correspondence folders.
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)

Chinautleco | Kaqchikel | Maya | Poqomam
Alternate forms: Cakchiquel, Cakchikel, Kaqchiquel
Language(s): English | Spanish | Kaqchikel | K'iche' | Poqomam
Date: 1596-1984
Contributor: Reina, Ruben E.
Extent: 7.5 linear feet
Description: The materials in the Ruben Reina papers relating to the Chinautla region of Guatemala are found primarily in Series III of the collection. This series consists of material relating to the Chinautla region and neighboring areas of Guatemala, including primarily Poqomam-speaking peoples. This section includes an extensive amount of copies from the Archivo General de Centroamerica (AGCA), local archives, and oral history interviews.
Collection: Ruben E. Reina Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.67)

Chontal
Language(s): Chol | English
Date: 1826
Type:Text
Extent: 7 pages
Description: The "Chontal" materials in this collection consist of one manuscript listed in the finding aid as item 26, Rafinesque's "Vocabulary of the Chontal language and its dialects reading from Guatimala to Panama & Darien," which includes some commentary on comparative linguistics of indigenous languages of Guatemala. Given his association of the language with Guatemala, the language may be Chol, which he lists as a "Chontal type" in the "The American Nations," published in 1836.
Collection: American Philosophical Society Historical and Literary Committee, American Indian Vocabulary Collection    (Mss.497.V85)

Language(s): Spanish
Date: 1818
Contributor: Anguiano, Ramon de
Type:Text
Genre: Reports
Extent: 1 volume
Description: A semi-official report on the kingdom, its geography, resources, and population. Includes reports on Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Chiapas, with numbers of Indian pueblos included.
Collection: Descripcion del reyno de Guatemala (Mss.917.281.An4)

Kaqchikel | Maya
Alternate forms: Cakchiquel, Cakchikel, Kaqchiquel
Language(s): Kaqchikel | Latin | Spanish
Date: circa 1692
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume, 110 leaves
Description: Consists of Catholic texts in the Kaqchikel language, including statement of doctrine, catechism, confessional, brief religious discourses. Also includes a grammar of the Kaqchikel language, which was translated into English by Daniel G. Brinton in APS Proceedings 21 (1884): 345. Donor, Academia de Ciencias de Guatemala, through Mariano Gálvez, 1836.
Collection: Mayan Language Texts, 1553-1727 (Mss.497.43.V42)