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Photos of the Day of Triqui Culture are here!

Triqui women and girls' dance. Triqui Culture Day, April 12th 2014.

On April 12 members of the Triqui community, the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies and the Department of Anthropology hosted a Day of Triqui Culture. The occasion recognized San Juan Copala Triquis' distinct cultural contributions to the Albany area. There were traditional foods, a dance performance, and handicrafts. Dr. Aaron Broadwell, Triqui language consultant, Román López, and their students highlighted their research, especially a massive Copala Triqui-Spanish-English audiovisual dictionary.We thank the New York State Office for New Americans and the General Consulate of Mexico in New York for their participation.

You can acces the dictionary at

Photos of the events are posted on our Facebook page.

The Times Union article "Keeping a language alive" ca be accessed here.

Make sure to take a look at our Triqui textiles page!


The Institute for Mesoamerican Studies (IMS) is a non-profit educational research institute dedicated to the study and dissemination of knowledge concerning the peoples and cultures of Mesoamerica (Mexico and northern Central America). IMS serves to organize and coordinate the work of the Mesoamericanist faculty at the State University of New York at Albany. We have the largest number of full-time Mesoamericanists of any institution north of Mexico, and our members are among the most active and prominent scholars in the field of Mesoamerican anthropology. The primary activities of IMS are research and publication. Read more about our history and how to contact us on our About Us page.