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Not like the Maya and the people who had inhabited Tikal the Quiché built their cities at inaccessible locations. From these fortified capitals they ruled their own little territories and those of subject nations. The principal nation of pre-Conquest Guatemala was Quiché sometimes called the Maya-Quiché.
The name means "many trees" taken probably from the forested highlands which they occupied. They inhabited the area running from the present town of Chichicastenango westward past Quetzaltenango. Their capital was Kumarcaj, which the Spanish and their Mexican Indian allies called Utatlán.