Mixtec, Diuxi-Tilantongo

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Central Nochistlán Mixtec, Mixteco de Diuxi-Tilantongo, Mixteco del este central
Population

3,410 (2000 INALI), decreasing. In rapid decline due to migration to the United States. 150 monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca, Diuxi and Tilantongo Area, 20 towns or villages. Oaxaca City, Puebla City, Mexico City.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. 37% intelligibility of Peñoles [mil] (Eastern); reportedly more similar to Nuxaá [mxy].

Typology

VSO; short words, affixes, clitics; stems are CVCV or CVV; tonal.

Language Use

Spoken at home and taught to children in most Mixtec households. Home, friends, work. All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
NT: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].