Chinantec, Ozumacín

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Chinanteco de Ayotzintepec, Chinanteco del Sureste Alto, Jumi dsa mojai, Juujmii
Population

3,140 (2000 INALI). No monolinguals (1990 census).

Location

Oaxaca state: Ayotzintepec, San Pedro Ozumacín and Santiago Progreso.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Ayotzintepec. Ozumacín town has slight dialect differences from others. 63% intelligibility of Palantla [cpa] (most similar), 22% of Lalana [cnl] and Valle Nacional [cvn].

Language Use

Half of parents pass it on to children. Most domains, local administration, commerce, some in religious services. All ages. Negative attitudes. All also use Spanish [spa]. Also use Palantla Chinantec [cpa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. 15 readers, 4 can write. NT: 2003.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.