topónimo : Amaq' Tam
The area settled by the Tamub. Christenson (page 225, note 590) translates: "Amaq' is 'nation,' T'an is 'bald, lacking plumage.' Most likely, however, this is an alternate or archaic spelling for the Tamub lineage. Thus the name of the place is simply 'Nation of the Tamub.' The Tamub lineage has a significant Pokom comonent, and in that language, Tamub may be read simply as 'the descendents' (Akkeren 2000, 125). Carmack identifies this site with a series of ruins known as Cruz Che located along a slope of Telec'uch Mountain west of Hacavitz. The remains of a diety shrine still known by its ancient name, Saqirib'al (Place of Dawn), is ocated on a peak of the mountain."
It is quite likely that Ximénez, by accident or deliberately, miswrote the name Amaq' Tan as "amac Dan" in a later instance of the name (folio 41r) to provide evidence for his theory that the K'iche's were descended from the biblical tribe of Dan.