Otomi, 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

Mexico 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.