Chontal, Tabasco

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Yocot’an
Population

36,500 (2000 INALI). Chontal de Tabasco central: 14,400, Chontal de Tabasco del este: 13,200, Chontal de Tabasco del sureste: 4980, Chontal de Tabasco del norte: 3890.

Location

North central and south Tabasco. 21 towns.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Buena Vista Chontal, Chontal de Tabasco central, Chontal de Tabasco del este, Chontal de Tabasco del norte, Chontal de Tabasco del sureste, Miramar Chontal, Tamulté de las Sábanas Chontal. Dialect speakers understand San Carlos Macuspana 80%–94%.

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Poetry. Dictionary. NT: 1977.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].