Zapotec, Ocotlán

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Ocotlán Oeste Zapotec, Zapoteco del Poniente de Ocotlán
Population

15,000 (1993 SIL).

Location

Central Oaxaca around Santiago Apóstol and Ocotlán.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

67% intelligibility of Tilquiapan [zts] (most similar).

Typology

VSO; short words, affixes; tonal

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. NT: 1983.
Writing
Latin script.