Otomí, Estado de México

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Hñatho, Otomí de San Felipe Santiago, Otomí del Estado de México, State of Mexico Otomi
Population

20,000 (2010 SIL). 440 monolinguals.

Location

México state: Chapa de Mota, San Bartolo Morelos, San Felipe Santiago, and Santa Clara de Juarez.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

San Felipe Santiago Otomí. 73% intelligibility of Mezquital Otomi [ote] (most similar).

Typology

VOS; short words, affixes, clitics; tonal.

Language Use

The vast majority of monolinguals are over 50. But in the Morelos Municipality, a small percentage of children go to school not knowing Spanish [spa] (2011 SIL).

Language Development
NT: 1975.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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