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The Municipality of Santa Maria de Nebaj is one of the twenty one municipalities that compose the Department of El Quiche.  It is located at an altitude of 1907 meters above the sea level and is situated between the Cuchumatanes Mountain range and the Chama Mountain range.  This municipality is in an area known as the Ixil Triangle.  The Ixil Triangle is composed of three small towns, Nebaj, Chajul and Cotzal.  Nebaj is the largest of the three towns.  The strength of the Indigenous culture is overwhelming.  The major languages spoken in the region are Ixil, K'anjobal, K'iche and Spanish.  You need to drive approximately six to seven hours from Guatemala City to arrive at the Ixil Triangle.  Here are some of the pictures that will give you a flavor of the town of Nebaj and its people.  This is one of the areas that most suffered during the 36 year old internal war.




Cascada de Plata

Cascada de Plata

Bernie at Cascada de Plata

Bernie at Small Waterfall

Ixil Woman

Ixil Women

Ixil woman and baby

Ixil women

Young Ixil Girl

Early morning

Main Plaza

Going to the Market

Children

Early morning in Nebaj

Happy little girl

Nebaj as seen from the Cuchumatanes Mountain range

The Town of Nebaj

Street in Nebaj

1st Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce

1st Internet Center in Nebaj

Inaugurating Business Center

Computer classes

Maya Inca Restaurant

Hotel Casa Shalom

Small Lake in Nebaj

Small Lake In Nebaj

Small Lake In Nebaj

Old Men in Nebaj

Main Church In Nebaj

Municipality Building In Nebaj

Main Church in Nebaj

Ixil Woman

Young Ixil Girl

Ixil Woman in Nebaj

Ixil Mother and Daughter

Young Ixil Girls

Old Ixil Woman

Young Ixil Boy

Shoping in the Market

Ixil Kids

El Descanso

Hangout and Restaurant

El Descanso

Hangout and Restaurant

El Descanso

Hangout and Restaurant

El Descanso

Hangout and restaurant

El Descanso

Greg...helping out in the Kitchen

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Last Updated: Monday August 25, 2003