A Description of Day of the Dead

Una Descripción del Día de los Muertos

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Subject LanguageIxil
Language PID(s)ailla:119533
Title [Indigenous]Talax Inuqul Echej u tiib'aj Kamna'q
Language of Indigenous Titleixl
TitleA Description of Day of the Dead
Language CommunityChajul
Place CreatedCementario de Chajul, Chajul, Quiché, Guatemala
Date Created2016-11-02
Description [Indigenous]U yol uva’ nik tal u q’esla aanima tzitza a’ nik yolonk ti’ uva’ kam nikich tulb’el ik’otox inq’a b’ey, atz jab’ilich ikuenta txutx ib’aal u nimla tenam uva’ alon, tetchalaqxh la’ b’en inq’a xaol skaaqayil aq’onvoq, yiqxh oyaj q’ij kuxhtu’, atz ya’lumalaq inpaqte, ye’xh kam tchoel koq iq’ij, atz intal u q’es uva’ ti kuentaich q’es u Jorge Ubico uva’ b’anaxikaj, atz mamala inq’a xaol uva’ b’utchux kuxhtu’ tan ye’ nikich ija’ k’u’l ti’ inq’a qitz’in qatzik tan ye’lich taq’omb’al ataqich uva’ snaaya.
Language of Indigenous Descriptionixl
DescriptionThe lady talks about how they are painting the graves of the deceased in the cemetery, and says that her mother left her educated. She also mentions the people who have religion; they no longer have interest in their grandparents. This she will never lose, to know how much time has passed to be practicing, because our children/grandchildren are going to stay and paint our graves, so she says. And the other thing she relates is that the confraternities, they went to the houses to collect corn, and went house to house because that was the custom of our grandparents.
Source NoteIXIL-CJL-HIS-ALB-2016-11-02-0054
Contributor(s) Individual / RoleLópez Batz, Ana (Speaker)
Caba Mendoza, Pedro (Creator, Transcriber, Translator)
Mateo Ramírez, Domingo (Creator, Transcriber, Translator)
Contributor(s) Corporate / Role

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