10,600 (2005 census).
Southeast Durango, Mezquital municipality. Santa María Ocotán is cultural and religious center.
78% intelligibility of Southwestern Tepehuan [tla].
VSO, VOS; long words, affixes, clitics; nontonal
Vigorous. Learned by Durango Nahuatl [azn] speakers due to intermarriage. Their children usually speak both languages. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Migrate to the Pacific coast for temporary labor in the spring. Christian, traditional religion.