Mazatec, Ixcatlán

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Mazateco de presa bajo, Mazateco de San Pedro Ixcatlán
Population

8,590 (2000 INALI). 23% monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca, Chichicazapa, Nuevo Ixcatlán, and San Pedro Ixcatlán towns.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

76% intelligibility of Huautla (most similar). Different from Ixcatec. Lexical similarity: 78% with Huautla [mau], 86% with San Mateo Eloxochitlán [mau], 85% with San Miguel Hualtepec and Soyaltepec [vmp], 82% with Jalapa de Díaz [maj].

Language Use

All ages. Most also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2012.
Writing
Latin script.