ETHNONYMS: Sipacapa Quiché, Sipacapeño, Sipacapense

The 4,000 to 5,000 Sipakapense Indians are a Maya Indian group who live in the vicinity of Sipacapa, San Marcos Department, Guatemala. Most speak Spanish as well as the Sipakapense language. They subsist primarily on maize, beans, and avocados, but also grow citrus fruits for sale. They live in an isolated region and have difficulty bringing their produce to market.


Lovell, W. George (1992). Conquest and Survival in Colonial Guatemala: A Historical Geography of the Cuchumatan Highlands, 1500-1821. Rev. ed. Montreal and Buffalo: McGill-Queen's University Press.

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