Me’phaa, Tlacoapa

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Me’phaa, Me’phaa de Tlacoapa, Mi’phaa, Tlacoapa Tlapanec, Tlapaneco, Tlapaneco de Tlacoapa, Tlapaneco del centro
Population

7,500 (2005 INALI).

Location

East Guerrero, Tlacoapa, southwest of Tlapa de Comonfort, Tlacoapa municipality, Tlacoapa, Sabana, Tlacotepec, Laguna Seca, Tenamazapa, and Totomixtlahuaca.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Tenamazapa, Tlacoapa. Tlacoapa speakers tested 95% intelligibility of Malinaltepec [tcf] due to acquired bilingualism. Speakers define 9 varieties of Me’phaa, of which Tlacoapa is one.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 3%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%. NT: 1975.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Tlacoapa recognized as different from Malinaltepec Me’phaa [tcf]. Tenamazapa dialect is a partial hybrid between malinaltepec [tcf] and Tlacoapa.