Mazatec, Jalapa de DíazPrint
17,500 (2000 INALI). 4,030 monolinguals.
Oaxaca and Veracruz states: 13 towns.
None known. 73% intelligibility of Huautla [mau] (most similar), 62% of Ixcatlán [mzi], 51% of Soyaltepec [vmp], 46% of San Jerónimo Tecóatl [maa], 35% of Mazatlán [vmz]. Lexical similarity: 82% with Ixcatlán, San Mateo Eloxochitlán [mau] and San Miguel Hualtepec; 80% with Soyaltepec, 74% with Huautla [mau].
VSO; short words, affixes, clitics; tonal.
All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].