The Resistance of the Maya-Tojolabal Language

Language gives us the possibility of observing the organizing principles that the speakers of languages perceive, organize their world (reality principle) while structuring their language. It is these linguistic-social forms that have been constructed in the Tojolabal communities that have formed relationships nosótricas (collective, or we relationships), as quoted by linguist Carlos Lenkersdorf. These relationships are formed from the word tik which means we, this being a distinctive of the Mayan language and of all the people. The linguist himself would quote that “the we predominates not only in speaking but also in life, in acting, in the way of being of the people.”