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, Ntaxjo
Population

17,500 (2000 INALI). No monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca and Veracruz states: 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 L2: 5%. NT: 2013.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].