One of the thirteen allied lineages, associated with the tinamit of Rab’inal.
Tedlock (p. 354) identifies the Rab’inaleb’ as “the people known today as Achí [“man” in K’iche’] who speak Achí (a dialect of Quiché) and whose principal town is Rabinal, on the northeast frontier of what was once the Quiché kingdom. They belonged to a group of thirteen allied tribes the Quichés regarded as having come (like themselves) from the east. One of the Rabinal citadels, Spilt Water, was conquered by the Quiché lords duirng the reign of Quicab.”
Christenson (p. 204, note 510): “Akkeren (2000, 248) translates the name of this lineage as ‘Place of the Lord’s Daugther,’ based on the Kekchi rab’in (daughter of male/princess) and -al (place of). Their principal center of occupation was the area around present-day Rabinal.”