By the Numbers – Interaction in the Maya Tz'utujil Language Online

The users of the Facebook group Tz’utujil Tziij have been very active publishing in the group. During the month of September, 29 persons publishing 96 texts in the the Maya Tz'utujil language, 20 photographs, and 5 links generating 329 “likes” and 356 comments in only one month.

This tell us that the users of the group are reading and responding to the messages that are shared. There is interest sharing the language in the community, but more community awareness is still needed, as well as spaces to share the language. Each day more and more people are joining the group.

Photo provided by grantee project.

Photo provided by grantee project.

In the Facebook Page Maya Tz'utujil, beginning in the month of April to September, there were 42 bilingual phrases, 14 photographs, 19 links related to indigenous languages, 2 audios, and 5 short videos shared. This generated 262 “likes”and 101 comments in the Maya language. These statistics show that this Page reached 9487 persons.

This page is open to the public and we have fans from many countries across the world where they help promote the language in a bilingual manner in both Maya Tz'utujil and Spanish. We can see that people have interacted with the content sharing their questions. We also receive messages soliciting information about where to find information about Mayan languages, and we help them find the information that they need.


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