Mazatec, Mazatlán

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Mazateco de Mazatlán Villa de Flores, Mazateco del suroeste
Population

12,000 (2000 INALI). 1,440 monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca, south Teotitlán district, Mazatlán Villa de Flores. 32 towns and villages; Distrito Federal.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

San Antonio Eloxochitlán Mazatec (Mazateco de Eloxochitlán), San Francisco Huehuetlán Mazatec, San Jerónimo Tecóatl Mazatec, San Lorenzo Cuanecuiltitla Mazatec, San Lucas Zoquiapan Mazatec, San Pedro Ocopetatillo Mazatec, Santa Ana Ateixtlahuaca Mazatec. 80% intelligibility of San Jerónimo Tecóatl [maa], 78% of Huautla [mau], 16% of Jalapa de Díaz [maj], 8% of Chiquihuitlán [maq].

Language Use

All ages.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Every village has primary school; some have secondary schools.