Totonac, Papantla

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Lowland Totonaca, Totonaco de Papantla
Population

80,000 (1982 SIL).

Location

Central north Veracruz-Llave, Gulf of Mexico, from mouth, Cazonas river, along coast to La Guadalupe, then inland south past Paso del Correro, inland north past Tihuatlan; Puebla, very small border area west of Pozo Rico.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. 40% intelligibility of Highland Totonac [tos] (most similar).

Typology

SVO; long words, affixes, clitics; nontonal.

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1979.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.