Chinantec, Quiotepec

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Highland Chinantec
Population

8,000 (1998). 1,750 monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca, Ixtlán district, San Juan Quiotepec, Reforma, Maninaltepec, San Pedro Yolox, and Rosario Temextitlán; Oaxaca, Etla district, San Juan Bautista Atatlah.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Yolox Chinanteco. 87% intelligibility of Comaltepec [cco] (most similar, less similar in outlying areas), 7% of Tepetotutla [cnt]. Highland Chinantec languages share a complexity of vowel length and tone extensions that Tepetotutla [cnt] and Palantla [cpa] do not have.

Typology

VSO; short words, affixes; tonal.

Language Development
Grammar. NT: 1983.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].