Mixtec, Santa Lucía Monteverde

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Mixteco de Santa Lucía Monteverde, Mixteco de Yosonotú
Population

5,430 (2000 INALI). 480 monolinguals. Mostly in Agua del Toro and Ocotlán. Ethnic population: 6,000 (1995 census).

Location

West central Oaxaca, northeast Putla district, mostly in Agua del Toro and Ocotlán.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Intelligibility 83% of San Esteban Atatláhuca [mib].

Language Use

Children learn Mixtec and Spanish [spa] in Agua del Toro and Ocotlán. In most other villages Spanish is becoming the main language of use. Home, friends, work. All ages. Also use Spanish [spa], but writing skills in Spanish are marginal.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Bible portions: 2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].