Zapotec, San Juan Guelavía

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Guelavía, Western Tlacolula Zapotec, Zapoteco de San Juan
Population

28,000 in Mexico (1990 census). Population total all countries: 28,500.

Location

Central Oaxaca.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Jalieza Zapotec, San Lucas Quiavini Zapotec, San Martín Tilcajete Zapotec, Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec. 20% intelligibility of Zegache (most similar); Jalieza 99% of San Juan Guelavía; Teotitlán del Valle 100% of San Juan Guelavía, but San Juan Guelavía only 59% of Teotitlán del Valle. A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Typology

VSO; affixes, clitics; tonal.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 10%. Dictionary. NT: 1995.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].