Words of the Broken People

  • áantikai— singing of the gods; the Ta’nik await the singing of the sky gods to unite the nahil
  • alaj’che— little trees; the little gods that talk but do not sing
  • chajrax— gray-green eyes; mark of The Known/Listeners
  • chojojik— talking of the little gods
  • etamanel— The Listeners; the name for those who can hear the gods
  • etamatal— The Known: corruption of etamanel by the natives of Guatemala. This corrupted word identifies the chajrax of those people thought to be of the Kaacha’al it is both a derogatory and a mystical designation.
  • ikiem— south
  • Jich’ij— The Breaking; the time when the singings gods fell silent and the nahil dispersed
  • káana’ che— sky trees; the sky gods
  • Kaacha’al— The Broken People
  • kaminaq— the dead; those who have left the nahil or have been cast out of the nahil
  • Kasik— Matriarch; leader of a nahil
  • k’astajik— awaken
  • Ka’yik— The One Who Will Appear and bring the áantikai
  • kiaq— red
  • Kiaq Tz’ajbal— The Red Paint People; ancient civilization found in New England and Canada.
  • K’isbal— the last etamanel to hear the singing gods
  • kulik— other
  • nabe— first
  • nahil— community (pronounced “nile”)
  • ochoch— home
  • q’in— shadow person; one who will be cast out by the next year
  • q’ij— sun
  • raxarisaj— to hear the gods (literally: to turn green, the changing of the eye color to full green)
  • s’or— deaf
  • tiojil— gods
  • tiox— god; twin
  • Tioxalaj Ta’nik— The People of the Gods (shortened to Ta’nik)
  • tzaya— brackish water
  • Tzijoxik— the prophecy legend of the Ta’nik
  • ukab— second
  • urox— third
  • ukaj— fourth
  • uloq— out
  • uro— fifth
  • warinaq— sleeping
  • xaman— north

Places of the Broken People

  • nahil xaman— Ta’nik community in New England
  • nahil ikiem— Ta’nik community in Guatemala
  • nahil kiaq— Ta’nik community (known as the Red Paint People, vanished)
  • nahil tzaya— Ta’nik community (destroyed by Powhatan)