Zapotec, Quiavicuzas

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Northeastern Yautepec Zapotec, Zapoteco de Quiavicuzas, Zapoteco de San Juan Lachixila O
Population

4,000 (1990 census). 180 monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca, northeast corner of Yautepec district, northeast of Pan American highway, east of Mitla, San Carlos Yautepec municipality, Santiago Quiavicuzas; Nejapa de Madero municipality, San Juan Lachixila, Corral de Piedra, and Carrizal; Guevea de Humboldt municipality, Guadalupe Guevea.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 59% intelligibility of Lachiguiri [zpa] (Northwestern Tehuantepec; most similar). A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Language Use

All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].