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Tz'utujil, also spelled Zutuhil, or Tz'utuhil, Mayan Indians of the midwestern highlands of Guatemala. The Tz'utujil language is closely related to those of the neighbouring Cakchiquel and Quiché. The Tz'utujil, like the neighbouring Mayan peoples, are agricultural, growing the Indian staple crops—corn (maize), beans, and squash. They also keep a few domestic animals such as sheep, pigs, and chickens.

The people live in municipios, districts or communities oriented around central villages; the villages themselves are not usually permanently inhabited in this region. The Indians consider themselves members of the municipio rather than Tz'utujil or Guatemalan.

View this video of a local woman speaking in Tz'utujil about local oral traditions. Click Here

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View this video of Umberto giving a lesson in Tz'utujil. Click Here