World’s First Mayan-Language Telenovela

It’s called Baktún, and it’s a groundbreaking new soap opera out of Mexico — because all the characters speak the indigenous Mayan language. The show, which is subtitled in Spanish since there are only around 750,000 Mayan speakers on the Yucatan Penninsula, is seen as a big step forward for the preservation of Mayan culture.

Follow NowThis News on Facebook and Twitter.
The NowThis News app is live — and it’s FREE! Download it.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Facebook Conversations
          
    Hot Buzz

    Howard Stern Fan Prank Calls MSNBC During Live Malaysian Flight Coverage

    lol

    9 Spooky Stories That Will Keep You Up All Night

    collection
    Now Buzzing