Mixtec, Mixtepec


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Eastern Juxtlahuaca Mixtec, Mixteco de oeste central, Mixteco de San Juan Mixtepec

9,170 in Mexico (2000 INALI). 2,600 monolinguals (1990 census). 2,500–3,000 located in Tlaxiaco (district head).


Oaxaca, San Juan Mixtepec, Tlaxiaco (district head); San Quintín valley, Baja California. Also in United States.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

About 90% of the parents speak Mixtec with their children (2011 SIL). Home, friends, work. All ages. Some also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1974–1979.
Latin script.