POPOLOCA, COYOTEPEC: a language of Mexico

The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
It was superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005). See also the corresponding entry in the 16th edition (2009).

SIL code: PBF

ISO 639-2: cai

Population 500 speakers out of a town of about 7,000 (1990 census). 
Region State of Puebla, west of Tehuacán city, east of Ahuatempan, towns of Coyotepec and San Mateo (2 miles from Coyotepec).
Dialects SAN VICENTE COYOTEPEC POPOLOCA, SAN MATEO ZOYAMAZALCO POPOLOCA.
Classification Oto-Manguean, Popolocan, Chocho-Popolocan, Popolocan.
Comments 41% intelligibility of Otlaltepec, 23% of Atzingo, 15% of Tlacoyalco Northern Popoloca. San Mateo may be intelligible with Coyotepec, San Felipe, or may be a separate language. Bilingualism in Spanish. Fluent speakers are fewer than 500. Investigation needed: intelligibility with San Mateo, bilingual proficiency in Spanish.

This web edition of the Ethnologue contains all the content of the print edition and may be cited as:
Grimes, Barbara F. (ed.), 2000. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fourteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/14.

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