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LINGUIST List 19.181

Tue Jan 15 2008

Qs: Yucatec Maya - Chan Santa Cruz Maya Subdivision

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        1.    Carsten Otto, Yucatec Maya - Chan Santa Cruz Maya Subdivision


Message 1: Yucatec Maya - Chan Santa Cruz Maya Subdivision
Date: 12-Jan-2008
From: Carsten Otto <c.ottomacnews.de>
Subject: Yucatec Maya - Chan Santa Cruz Maya Subdivision
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Fellow Linguists,

When checking ethnologue.com I just came across the subdivision ''Chan
Santa Cruz Maya'' as being a branch of Yucatec Maya in its own right. This
does most probably refer to the descendants of the so-called Cruzo'ob (or
Chan Santa Cruz)-Maya from the Caste War of Yucatan. Finishing my Ph.D.
thesis on this topic I am well aware that they have/had certain political
and cultural autonomies but I never thought of them or saw them being
classified as linguistically distinct. Unfortunately I cannot find a good
reason for such a subdivision either on ethnologue or elsewhere on the web.

Does anyone know of any publications (apart from ethnologue) in whatever
form which deal somehow with especially this type of classification?

Any comment or suggestion welcome! And yes, I will post a summary, if possible.

Thanks in advance, cheers!

Carsten.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Genetic Classification
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