Mixe, Isthmus

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Eastern Mixe, Guichicovi Mixe, Mixe del Istmo
Population

20,000 (1990 SIL).

Location

Northeast Oaxaca, San Juan Guichicovi municipality, near Veracruz border, Tehuantepec isthmus. 3 towns.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV; long words, affixes, clitics; prepositions; genitives and demonstratives before noun heads; relative clauses after noun head; question words initial; nontonal.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 30%. NT: 1988.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.