6,380 (2000 INALI). 3,800 monolinguals (2005 census).
Oaxaca, Jamiltepec district, Santiago Ixtayutla, Ixtayutla, El Carasol, El Huamuche, La Humedad, Llano Escondido, Llano Verde, El Mosco, Pueblo Viejo, San Lucas, Xiniyuba, Yucuyá, Las Limas, Macahuite, Nuyuku, Olintepec, Yomuche, Carasul, and Frutillo.
VSO; prepositions; head-genitive; article-noun, number-noun, noun-adj; question word initial; tonal with lots of tone sandhi; minimal phonological word contains 2 moras; clitic pronouns attach to words from various grammatical categories.
Home, friends, work. Also use Amoltepec Mixtec [mbz] or other coastal Mixtecs. Quite proficient in Jamiltepec Mixtec [mxt], a neighboring language. Prefer Mixtec varities over Spanish [spa]. Prefer Mixtec varities over Spanish [spa], except in the municipal capital, Ixtayutla, where some prefer Spanish.
Latin script [Latn].
School through 6th grade in Ixtayutla. Some settlements have schools. Christian, traditional religion.