The Spanish conquistadors banned Indian languages and their priests burned scrolls of Mayan writings, but the Mayan words could not be silenced. Producer Katie
Davis visits Robert Laughlin, an anthropologist who has lived with and studied the
evolving language of the Mayans of Chiapas since 1960. They travel through the
villages, hamlets and homes of Chiapas to discover the power of language in culture
|Speaking With One Heart: The Mayan Languages of Mexico|
Understanding the Chiapas
A more modern look at the Chiapas.
Mayan Language Chart
Mayan Languages and their dialects
The Talking Mayan Hieroglyphic Syllabary
This form allows you to call up both images and pronunciation of nine Mayan syllable symbols at a time.