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A language of Honduras

Alternate Names
Jicaque, Tolpan, Xicaque
Population

350 (1997). Ethnic population: 590 (1990 Educación Comunitaria para la Salud-Honduras). Also 19,000 ethnic Tolpan in the Department of Yoro.

Location

North-central, northern Francisco Morazán Department, Montaña de la Flor; Yoro.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

No distinct dialects. It may be distantly related to Subtiaba [sut] of Nicaragua (no remaining speakers), Malinaltepec Me’phaa [tcf] of Mexico, or the Hokan languages.

Typology

SOV

Language Use

All ages. Most also use some Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Dictionary. NT: 1993–2010.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.