Nahuatl, Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Ahuacatlán and Tepetzintla, Ahuacatlán y Tepetzintla, Aztec of Zacatlán, Náhuatl de Zacatlán, Tenango Nahuatl
Population

17,100 (2007 SIL).

Location

Zacatlán north of Puebla City, San Miguel Tenango, Xonotla, Zoquitla, Yehuala, Cuacuilco, Cuacuila, Tetelatzingo, and Tlalitzlipa; Ahuacatlán, Cualtepec and Ixquihuacán; Tepetzintla, Xochitlasco, Tenantitla, Chachayohquila, and Santa Catarina Omitlán.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Tlalitzlipa Nahuatl, Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla Nahuatl. Reportedly most similar to Southeastern Puebla Nahuatl [npl], 50%–60% intelligibility of Sierra Negra Nahuatl [nsu] and Northern Puebla Nahuatl [ncj], 80%–90% of Southeastern Puebla Nahuatl [npl], 80% of Orizaba Nahuatl [nlv]. The Tlalitzlipa dialect 77% inherent intelligibility of Tlaxpanaloya [ncj] (Northern Puebla), 58% of Macuilocatl [nhw] (Western Huasteca Nahuatl), 41% of Tatóscac [azz] (Highland Puebla).

Language Use

All ages. Mostly positive attitudes, but younger population changing in some villages. Most also use Spanish [spa], but more comfortable in Nahuatl.

Language Development
NT: 2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.