We’re creating resources to ensure the Maya language is passed down for generations to come.

We’ve partnered with the University of New Mexico as well as the Language Conservancy (TLC) on an innovative program across the states of Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo. By leveraging the expertise of local Maya linguists and utilizing cutting-edge technology, we’re creating the first large-scale documentation of Maya speech dialects ever created.
UBMT plans to develop an online Maya dictionary that will include both Maya–Spanish and Spanish–Maya entries. This dictionary will lay the groundwork for further study of Maya dialects and the creation of online language resources, with the ultimate goal of engaging young learners and broadening the spaces where Maya is spoken.
Are you interested in learning more about language revitalization? Take a look at the resources below to gain a greater perspective on the work to document and revitalize the Maya language.