Chatino, Zacatepec

Print

A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Chatino de San Marcos Zacatepec, Chatino de Zacatepec
Population

450 (2000 INALI).

Location

Southeast Oaxaca, San Marcos Zacatepec and Juquila villages.

Language Maps
Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

66% intelligibility of Nopala [cya], 61% of Panixtlahuaca dialect of Western Highland Chatino [ctp], 57% of Yaitepec dialect of Western Highland Chatino, 6% of Tataltepec [cta]. Lengthened word forms are like Zenzontepec Chatino [czn]. Reportedly similar to Eastern Highland Chatino [cly] in some respects, but geographically and socioeconomically separated.

Language Use

Spoken in Zacatepec. Virtually extinct in Juquila with 2 older adult men speakers.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].