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. Also in United States.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

90% intelligibility of Zoogocho [zpq] on narrative, 85% of Cajonos [zad] (Southern Villa Alta) and Yalálag [zpu]; somewhat of Tabaa [zat].

Typology

VSO; long words, affixes, clitics; tonal

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