Amuzgo, Ipalapa

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Amuzgo bajo del este, Jñunda
Population

900 (2000 INALI). 20 monolinguals (2000 census).

Location

Oaxaca, Putla district, Santa María Ipalapa, northeast of San Pedro Amuzgos, Tlaxiaco to coast, La Ciénaga.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Somewhat intelligible with other Amuzgo.

Typology

Tonal

Language Use

Rarely used in public gatherings or in the town centers. All ages, but very few youth. Highly bilingual in Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Bilingual primary schools with Mixtec teachers. Taught in primary schools.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Primary and secondary education available in Spanish [spa].