Guatemala Traveler Terms

Guatemala words you will encounter as a traveler in the country of Guatemala.

Chapin: Chapín es el término usado para denominar a los originarios de Guatemala, no puede considerarse un gentilicio. Existen muchas teorías de donde proviene el uso de "chapín" para denominar a los guatemaltecos. Wiki Chapin

Guipal: The shirt worn by females in villages on Lago Atitlan, it is not a blouse, it could be the embroidered colors representing their village.





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