Zapotec, Santo Domingo Albarradas

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Albarradas Zapotec, Zapoteco de Santo Domingo Albarradas
Population

5,500 (1980 census).

Location

Central Oaxaca, Santa María Albarradas, Santo Domingo Albarradas, and San Miguel Albarradas.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

39% intelligibility of Mitla [zaw] (most similar).

Typology

VSO; varying word length, clitics and affixes; tonal

Language Use

Since 1979 Santo Domingo users have shown increasing preference for Zapotec, but in Santa María reportedly diminishing use. Some immigrant Mixe have learned local Zapotec, but few Zapotec learn Mixe. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 80%. Videos. NT: 2010.
Writing
Latin script.