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

Oaxaca state: Xoochixtepec, Yalina, Yatzachi el Alto, Yatzachi el Bajo, Yohueche, Zoochila, Zoochina.

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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].