Chinantec, Ojitlán

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Chinantec, Comaltepec, Chinanteco del norte
Population

37,900 (2000 INALI). 2,800 monolinguals.

Location

North Oaxaca, San Lucas Ojitlán, 4 towns and 15 hamlets; Veracruz, Hidalgotitlán and Minatitlán municipalities. Most relocated because a dam flooded their land in 1991.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. 49% intelligibility of Sochiapan [cso] (most similar), 43% of Usila [cuc], 39% of Palantla [cpa], 31% of Chiltepec [csa].

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
NT: 1968–2003.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].