Mazatec, Jalapa de Díaz

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Lowland Mazatec, Mazateco de San Felipe Jalapa de Díaz, Mazateco del este bajo
Population

17,500 (2000 INALI). 4,030 monolinguals.

Location

North Oaxaca and Veracruz. 13 towns.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

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].

Typology

VSO; short words, affixes, clitics; tonal.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%. NT: 2013.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].