Mixtec, Tezoatlán

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Mixteco de Tezoatlán de Segura y Luna
Population

5,080 (2005 census). 670 monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca, Tezoatlán area, southwest of Huajuapan, south of Cacaloxtepec, Yucuquimi de Ocampo, San Andrés Yutatío, Yucuñuti de Benito Juárez, San Juan Diquiyú, San Marcos de Garzón, San Martín del Río, Santa Catarina Yotandú, San Isidro de Zaragoza, and San Valentín de Gomez towns.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Those in each town speak a bit differently. 70%–80% intelligibility of Silacayoapan [mks].

Language Use

Almost all speak Mixtec to their children, except in 2 towns where Spanish [spa] is mostly used. All domains, mostly oral; written use in church. All ages. Neutral attitudes. A few also use English [eng]. Youth also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Because of different efforts by SIL, government officials and Mixtec organizations, more people are learning to read and write Mixtec. Poetry. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2006.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.