Chontal, Highland OaxacaPrint
2,420 (2000 INALI).
Southernmost Oaxaca, west of Tehuantepec isthmus, San José Chiltepec, San Lucas Ixcatepec, and 15 towns.
Chontal de Oaxaca alto, Chontal de Oaxaca bajo.
VS, SV, or VO; medium long words, affixes; nontonal
Most speakers are over 40 years old.
‘Tequistlateco’ has been used in publications, but true Tequistlateco was spoken in Tequisistlán town, and is now extinct.