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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about K'iche'.
See also changes related to K'iche', or pages that link to K'iche' or to this page or whose text contains "K'iche'".

Parent topics

  • Maya peoples [r]: A set of culturally related Mesoamerican ethnic groups that includes pre-Hispanic, colonial, post-colonial and contemporary peoples. [e]
  • Mesoamerica [r]: A culture area extending from northern Mexico through western Honduras and northern El Salvador in Central America. [e]

Subtopics

Famous K'iche's

  • Rigoberta Menchú [r]: Indigenous rights activist and 1992 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. [e]
  • Tecum Umam [r]: Legendary defender of the Maya and national hero of Guatemala. [e]

K'iche' culture and history

  • Popol Vuh [r]: Mayan "book of council" which tells their creation story. [e]

Other related topics

Modern Maya ethnic groups

NOTE: Many of these groups are closely related to one another (e.g. The K'iche' and the Kaqchikel) and experts often combine smaller groups or classify them with larger, related groups. The groups listed below are those that appear in anthropological literature.

  • Achi [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Akatek [r]: A Maya ethnic and linguistic group from Guatemala near the Mexican border. [e]
  • Awakatek [r]: A Maya ethnic and linguistic group from the western highlands of Guatemala. [e]
  • Chontal [r]: A Maya ethnic and linguistic group from the Gulf coast of southern Mexico. [e]
  • Chuj [r]: A Maya ethnic and linguistic group straddling the border between the department of Huehuetenango in Guatemala and the state of Chiapas in Mexico. [e]
  • Ch'ol [r]: A Maya ethnic and linguistic group from northern Chiapas, Mexico. [e]
  • Ch'orti' [r]: A Maya ethnic and linguistic group straddling the border between Guatemala and Honduras. [e]
  • Itzaj [r]: A Maya ethnic and linguistic group from near Lake Petén Itza in the department of Petén, Guatemala. [e]
  • Ixil [r]: A Mayan ethnic and linguistic group from the western highlands of Guatemala. [e]
  • Jakaltek [r]: A Maya ethnic and linguistic group centered around Jacaltenango in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. [e]
  • Kaqchikel [r]: A Maya ethnic and linguistic group to the east of Lake Atitlán in the highlands of Guatemala. [e]
  • Lacandon [r]: A Maya ethnic and linguistic group from the Lacandon Jungle of eastern Chiapas, Mexico. [e]
  • Mam [r]: A Maya ethnic and linguistic group from the western highlands of Guatemala near the border with Chiapas, Mexico. [e]
  • Mopan [r]: A Maya ethnic and linguistic group from southern Belize and Petén, Guatemala. [e]
  • Popti' [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Poqomam [r]: A Maya ethnic and linguistic group in southeastern Guatemala. [e]