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Achi may refer to:
  • Achi, means "sister" or in Tagalog "ate"
  • Achi language, a Mayan language
  • Achi people, a Maya people in Guatemala

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The Rabinal Achí is a Maya theatrical play written in the K'iche' language and performed annually in Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala. Its original name is Xajoj Tun, meaning "Trumpet Dance". Rabinal Achí is a dynastic Maya drama from the fifteenth century and the only example of pre-Columbian Maya theatre known to have survived to the present day. It comprises myths of origin and addresses popular and political subjects concerning the inhabitants of the region of Rabinal, expressed through masked dance, theatre, and music. The music is played on a wooden slit-drum and two trumpets or shawms. The drama was translated into French by Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, from an Achi narration of the cofrade Bartolo Sis in 1856.

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