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Nahualá in Municipalidad de Nahualá, Sololá, Guatemala
 

Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá

 
 
Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2016
1. Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá Marker
Inscription.
Homenaje a:
Manuel Tzoc, fundador del pueblo de Nahuala,
en el año 1,871.

Señor Dios Todopoderoso, recibe en tu reino a tu siervo Manuel Tzoc y bendice a tu pueblo para que reine la paz y alegría entre sus moradores, por Jesucristo nuestro Señor.
Asi sea.
Nahual, enero de 1,987.

K’iche’ version:
Na’tajsabal:
Rech ri Wel Tzo’c, ticol rech we tinamint Nawalja, pa ri junab’ 1,871.
Kajawal Dios ronquiel utzirsanel, o’amala ri cajmal ech la ri wel Tzo’c, pa ri a awaremal la chuk tewechi’j la we tinamit la arech cak’ajan ri utzil ojui’ cotemal chquixo’l ri epannak, emu’ janak chupam, chi rumal kanimajawal Jesucristo, jet aba chu’ xok.
Nawal ja’, enero rech 1, 987.

English translation:
Tribute to Manuel Txoc, founder of the town of Nahaulá in 1871.
All Powerful God, receive in your kingdom your servant Manuel Tzoc and bless your people so that peace and happiness reign in their homes, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Let it be.
Nahualá, January 1987.
 
Erected 1987.
 
Location. 14° 50.556′ N, 91° 19.08′ W. Marker is in Nahualá, Sololá, in Municipalidad de Nahualá. Click for map. The marker and monument are to
Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá Marker (K'ich'e text) image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2016
2. Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá Marker (K'ich'e text)
The smaller marker at top reads: Manuel Tzoc, Heroe de Nahualá (Manuel Tzoc, Hero of Nahualá). The small marker near the ground level indicates the donor of the monument.
the right of the Catholic Church of Nahualá, to the east of the central plaza of Nahualá. Marker is in this post office area: Nahualá, Sololá 07005, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 27 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1962 Student Protests in Quetzaltenango (approx. 21.6 kilometers away in Quetzaltenango); Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (approx. 21.6 kilometers away in Quetzaltenango); The German School of Guatemala (approx. 21.6 kilometers away in Quetzaltenango); Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal (approx. 21.6 kilometers away in Quetzaltenango); Jesús Castillo (approx. 21.6 kilometers away in Quetzaltenango); Juan José Ortega (approx. 21.6 kilometers away in Quetzaltenango); Osmundo Arriola (approx. 21.6 kilometers away in Quetzaltenango); José Rodrigo Xóc Perez (approx. 27.4 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá. Manuel Tzoc was a K'ich'e indigenous leader behind the creation of Nahualá as a separate municipality in the department of Sololá, Guatemala. Previous to Tzoc's success in 1871, Nahualá was categorized as a village in the nearby municipality of Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán. Nahualá is well known for being one of only a handful of Guatemalan indigenous communities where men continue to wear
Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2016
3. Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá Marker
traditional dress.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá statue topping the monument image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2016
4. Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá statue topping the monument
The statue shows Tzoc wearing the indigenous dress of Nahualá.
The Catholic Church of Nahualá image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2016
5. The Catholic Church of Nahualá
The marker and monument are just to the right in this view of the Catholic Church of Nahualá.
Interior of the Catholic Church of Nahualá image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 18, 2016
6. Interior of the Catholic Church of Nahualá
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 110 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on January 6, 2017.
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