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The 3,500 Xinca Indians live in the communities of Taxisco, Chiquimulilla, and Guazacapan in Santa Rosa Department, in southeastern Guatemala. As a tribal group or social entity, they cannot be said to exist any longer; only individuals who call themselves Xinca still exist. The Xinca language is dead or nearly so. Culturally and linguistically, the Xinca are related to the Lenca Indians. The Xinca have not borne well the stresses of the Spanish Conquest, nor the more recent influences of acculturation.


Campbell, Lyle, et al. (1975). Papers on the Xinca of Eastern Guatemala. Columbia: Museum of Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia.