Huave, San Francisco del Mar

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Huave del este
Population

620 (2000 census). 1 monolingual. Ethnic population: 3,900 (1990 census).

Location

Southeast coast, Oaxaca, Juchitán district, old and new San Francisco del Mar.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

38% intelligibility of San Mateo del Mar Huave [huv]. Most divergent variety of Huave. Only fishermen tested, who were familiar with other varieties.

Typology

Nontonal

Language Use

Youth also use Spanish [spa]. 2,000 to 3,000 in new San Francisco shifted from Huave to Spanish.

Writing
Latin script.