Zapotec, Cajonos

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Southern Villa Alta Zapotec, Yaganiza Zapotec, Zapoteco de San Pedro Cajonos
Population

5,000 in Mexico (1993 SIL). Many monolinguals.

Location

North Oaxaca, San Pedro Cajonos, San Francisco Cajonos, San Mateo Cajonos, San Miguel Cajonos, San Pablo Yaganiza, and Xagacía towns. Also in United States.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Cajonos Zapotec, San Mateo Zapotec, Xagacía Zapotec, Yaganiza. Yaganiza and Xagacía dialects are similar. Major differences between those and the other 4 towns; adaptation of literature probably needed. San Pedro Cajonos dialect has 73% intelligibility of Zoogocho [zpq] (most similar other Zapotec).

Typology

VSO; long words, affixes, clitics; tonal

Language Development
Bilingual primary school. Dictionary. NT: 2011.
Writing
Latin script.