Ja·​cal·​tec | \ ˌhäkəlˈtāk \
variants: or Jacalteca \ -​kə \
plural Jacaltec or Jacaltecs or Jacalteca or Jacaltecas

Definition of Jacaltec

1a : an Indian people of western Guatemala
b : a member of such people
2 : a Mayan language of the Jacaltec people

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History and Etymology for Jacaltec

Spanish jacalteca, of American Indian origin

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“Jacaltec.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jacaltec. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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