Nahuatl, Eastern Durango


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Eastern Durango Aztec, Meshikan del este, Mexicanero del este, Nahuat del Este de Durango

400 (2011 SIL).


Durango state, Mezquital municipality, San Pedro Jicora, Agua Caliente, Agua Fria, and La Tinaja; Nayarit state, Del Nayer municipality.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).


None known. 85% intelligibility of Western Durango Nahuatl [azn], 76% of Michoacan Nahuatl [ncl].

Language Use

The migration of Southeastern Tepehuan [stp] speakers into the area over the last few decades has put more pressure on Nahuatl speakers than the influence of Spanish [spa] as a lingua franca. Much intermarriage with the Tepehuan group. Also use Southeastern Tepehuan [stp], Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 16% (Durango). Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Radio programs. Videos. Grammar.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.