Zapotec, San Pedro Quiatoni


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Eastern Tlacolula Zapotec, Quiatoni Zapotec, Zapoteco de San Pedro Quiatoni

14,800 (2000).


Central Oaxaca, San Pedro Quiatoni, Salinas, and Unión Juárez, and about 20 nearby settlements. From low (hot) country to mountains.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).


None known. 76% intelligibility of Mitla [zaw] (most similar). A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains among adults. Positive attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa]. Bilingualism high near Pan-American highway, decreasing to non-existent the farther away the settlements are. There is generally a rising percentage of bilingualism, due to more contact with outsiders.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%. Education is highly valued. Taught in primary schools by some bilingual teachers. Bible portions: 2000–2002.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.