Chinantec, Lalana

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Chinanteco de San Juan Lalana, Chinanteco del sureste bajo
Population

10,700 (2000 INALI). 2,500 monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca-Veracruz border, Lalana Minicipality, 25 towns; Jocotepec and Petlapa municipalities.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

87% intelligibility of Tepinapa [cte] (most similar, but less so in outlying areas), 43% of Ozumacín [chz], 24% of Lealao [cle].

Typology

VOS; short words, affixes, clitics; tonal

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1974–2012.
Writing
Latin script.