Pame, Central

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Chichimeca, Pame de Santa María Acapulco, Pame del Centro, Southern Pame, Xi’oi
Population

4,350 (1990 census). There are monolingual Pame speaking children in about 30 villages.

Location

San Luis Potosí, Santa María Acapulco, Lagunillas, and Santa Catarina.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Typology

SVO; complex morphology; pitch-accent.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1953–1998.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].