Mixtec, Peñoles

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Eastern Mixtec, Mixteco de Santa María Peñoles
Population

5,500 in Mexico (2000 INALI). 1,000 or more monolinguals.

Location

West central Oaxaca; Santa María Peñoles municipalities, Monteflor and Cholula agencias; Huazolotipac agencia. Also in United States.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

14% intelligibility of Chalcatongo. Nuxaá has 30% intelligibility of Peñoles [mil].

Typology

VSO; short words, clitics; tonal

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%. Grammar. NT: 1979–2002.
Writing
Latin script.