Me’phaa, Azoyú

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Azoyú Tlapanec, Me’phaa, Mè’phàà, Tlapaneco de Azoyú, Tlapaneco del Sur
Population

590 (2000 INALI).

Location

Guerrero, west of Ometepec, Azoyú municipality, Macahuite, Maxmadí, Toxnene, and Zapotitlán de la Fuente.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Speakers define 9 varieties of Me’phaa, of which Azoya Me’phaa is one. Most similar to Subtiaba [sut] of Nicaragua (no remaining speakers).

Language Use

Mainly older adults. Neutral attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].

Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Speakers are often reluctant to admit they speak Me’phaa.