Mixtec, Silacayoapan

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A language of Mexico

Population

18,700 in Mexico (2000). 1,500 monolinguals (1990 census).

Location

Oaxaca, Santo Domingo Tonala, San Jorge Nuchita, and Tijuana towns.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

70% intelligibility of Metlatónoc [mxv], 68% of Santa María Peras Cuatzoquitengo dialect of Alacatlatzala [mim]; testing incomplete.

Typology

VSO; short words, affixes, clitics; tonal.

Language Use

Home, friends, work. All ages.

Language Development
Grammar. NT: 1999.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].