Chatino, Nopala

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Chatino Oriental Bajo
Population

8,940 (2000 INALI). 2,300 monolinguals.

Location

Southeast Oaxaca, Juquila district, Santos Reyes Nopala, Santa María Texmaxcaltepec, San María Magdalena Tiltepec, Teotepec, Cerro el Aire, Santiago Cuixtla, Atotonilco, San Gabriel Mixtepec.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

59% intelligibility of Panixtlahuaca dialect of Western Highland Chatino [ctp], 73% of Yaitepec dialect of Western Highland Chatino [ctp], 13% of Tataltepec Chatino [cta].

Typology

VSO; short words; affixes, clitics; tonal.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].