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Etymology | Please tell me more about the Maya tribes, which describe the existence of a common tongue and its sudden confusion, as found in the holy book of the Quiche tribe of Guatemala called the Popol Buh...spare no detail...
Etymology | Please tell me more about the Maya tribes, which describe the existence of a common tongue and its sudden confusion, as found in the holy book of the Quiche tribe of Guatemala called the Popol Buh...spare no detail...
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The Maya tribes are a group of indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica who have a rich history, culture, and tradition. Among these tribes is the Quiche tribe of Guatemala, who have preserved an important text known as the Popol Buh (or Popol Vuh). This holy book holds significance as it contains stories, myths, and legends that draw parallels to the Biblical account of a common tongue and its sudden confusion, similar to the Tower of Babel story. Particularly in chapters thirty-one and thirty-three of the Popol Buh, the book speaks of a primeval tongue and how, after arriving in a place called Tulan, the speech of the tribes changed and became different, leading to their separation. This event is described as highly tragic, as the tribes that migrated westward suddenly became aware of the confusion of their language.

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