Otomi, Texcatepec

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Northeastern Otomí, Otomí de Texcatepec
Population

12,000 (1990 census). 3,000 monolinguals. 25% of monolinguals are 5 to 9 years old.

Location

Northwest Veracruz, Texcatepec municipality, Texcatepec, Ayotuxtla, and Tzicatlán; Zontecomatlán municipality, Hueytepec and Amajac.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 70%–79% intelligibility of Eastern Otomi [otm], 57% of Ixmiquilpan, 44% of Tolimán (Queretaro) [otq], 40% of San Felipe [pow], 20% of Ixtenco [otz].

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.