Nahuatl, Orizaba

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Náhuatl de la Sierra de Zongolica, Orizaba Aztec
Population

120,000 (1991 SIL).

Location

Veracruz-Llave, Orizaba area and south; Puebla, border area generally north of Miguel Aleman reservoir; very small area in Oaxaca northwest of Acatlan.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Ixhuatlancillo Nahuatl. 79% intelligibility of Nahuatl [nhm] (Morelos) (most similar).

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Bible portions: 1995–2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

1 secondary school.