Zapotec, Choapan

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Zapoteco de Choapan, Zapoteco de San Juan Comaltepec
Population

12,000 (2007 SIL).

Location

South Veracruz-Llave, border area including Playa Vincente and Arena; north central Oaxaca, area from Comaltepec northeast.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. 60% intelligibility of Zoogocho [zpq] (most similar). A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Typology

VSO; short words, affixes, clitics; tonal.

Language Use

A few elderly. Many youth rapidly switching to Spanish.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1986.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Zapotec, Choapan