Me’phaa, Azoyú

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A language of Mexico

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

590 (2000 INALI).

Location

Guerrero state: Azoyú municipality, Macahuite, Maxmadí, Toxnene, and Zapotitlán de la Fuente.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

None known. Speakers define 9 varieties of Me’phaa, of which Azoya Me’phaa is one. Reportedly most similar to Subtiaba [sut] of Nicaragua (no remaining speakers).

Language Use

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

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

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

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