Q'eqchi' - Settlements



The Q'eqchi' live in relatively dispersed villages. Because they are an agricultural people, they locate their houses at the center of their maize fields rather than in dense communities; however, it is not uncommon for closely linked kin to cluster into groups of up to five households. Traditional houses consist of single-room dwellings with pole walls and a palm roof. Additional rooms are occasionally constructed for food storage.

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