Mazatec, Mazatlán

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Ienra naxinandana nnandia, Mazateco de Mazatlán Villa de Flores, Mazateco del Suroeste
Population

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

Location

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

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

San Jerónimo Tecóatl Mazatec, San Antonio Eloxochitlán Mazatec (Mazateco de Eloxochitlán), San Lucas Zoquiapan Mazatec, San Pedro Ocopetatillo Mazatec, San Lorenzo Cuanecuiltitla Mazatec, Santa Ana Ateixtlahuaca Mazatec, San Francisco Huehuetlán 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.

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