Zapotec, Lachiguiri

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Northwestern Tehuantepec Zapotec, Zapoteco de Santiago Lachiguiri
Population

5,000 (1977 SIL).

Location

Oaxaca, north of Isthmus, southwest of Guevea de Humboldt in neighboring municipalities, Santa María Totolapilla, Jalapa, and Magdalena towns.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. 62% intelligibility in Quiavicuzas [zpj] and Isthmus [zai] (most similar). A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].