Tepehuan, Northern

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Tepehuán del Norte
Population

6,200 (2005 census).

Location

South Chihuahua, Baborigame area.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Related to Pima Bajo [pia], Tohono O’odham [ood], Southeastern Tepehuan [stp], and Southwestern Tepehuan [twr].

Typology

VSO; long words, affixes, clitics; tonal

Language Use

Some also use a Tarahumara variety.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 25%. Literacy rate in L2: 35%. NT: 1982.
Writing
Latin script.