Zapotec, Yatzachi

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Villa Alta Zapotec, Zapoteco de Yatzachi
Population

2,500 in Mexico (1990 census).

Location

North central Oaxaca, Yatzachi el Bajo, Yatzachi el Alto, Xoochixtepec, Yohueche, Zoochina, Zoochila, and Yalina.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. 90% intelligibility of Zoogocho [zpq] on narrative, 85% of Cajonos [zad] (Southern Villa Alta) and Yalálag [zpu]; somewhat of Tabaa [zat]. A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Typology

VSO; long words, affixes, clitics; tonal.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%. Literacy rate in L2: 78%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1971.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].