Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Quiche, one of the civilised nations of America, akin to the Mayas (q.v.), and forming with them the Maya-Quiche family. The Quiches formed, and still form, the bulk of the population in Guatemala, where they are divided into several distinct groups, such as the Cakchiquels, Zutugils, Chorti, Ixils, Chanabals, Chols, Aguacatecs, all speaking dialects of the Quiche mother-tongue. This is one of the few American languages which possesses a literature which includes the Rabinal Achi, a native drama, and the famous Popol-Vuh, containing the national histories, myths and traditions of which the text, with French translation, was published in Paris (1861) by the Abbe Brasseur de Bourbourg.

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:16-18