Mixtec, Chazumba

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Mixteco de Chazumba, Mixteco de la frontera Puebla-Oaxaca, Northern Oaxaca Mixtec
Population

3,790 (2000 INALI). 30 monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca, Puebla border area, Santiago Chazumba; Oaxaca, San Pedro y San Pablo Tequixtepec; Puebla, Zapotitlán, Santa Gertrudis Cosoltepec, Petlalcingo, and Totoltepec de Guerrero villages.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

53% inherent intelligibility of Cacaloxtepec [miu], 24% of Chigmecatitlán [mii], 19% of Cuyamecalco [xtu] (Coatzospan).

Language Use

75% scattered over a large area; most villages fewer than 15% can speak Mixtec. A large percentage of each village shifted to Spanish [spa]. Mainly older adults.

Writing
Unwritten.