Chatino, Tataltepec

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Chatino Occidental Bajo, Lowland Chatino
Population

2,640 (2000 INALI). 470 monolinguals.

Location

Southeast Oaxaca, Juquila district, extreme west lowland Chatino area, Tataltepec de Valdez and San Pedro Tututepec towns; a few in nearby Spanish centers.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

38% intelligibility of Yaitepec dialect of Western Highland Chatino [ctp], 35% of Panixtlahuaca dialect of Western Highland Chatino [ctp], 33% of Nopala [cya], 27% of Zacatepec [ctz].

Typology

VSO, long words, affixes, clitics, tonal

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1981.
Writing
Latin script.