Zapotec, Lachixío

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Dialu, Eastern Sola de Vega Zapotec, Zapoteco de Lachixío
Population

6,500 (1990 census). 3,250 monolinguals.

Location

West Oaxaca, east Sola de Vega, Santa Marma María Lachixío and San Vicente Lachixío towns.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Southwestern Zimatlán dialect most distinct. 73% intelligibility of San Pedro el Alto [zpp], 80% of San Miguel Mixtepec [zpm], 99% of San Vicente Lachixío dialect. A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Typology

VSO; short words, affixes, clitics; tonal.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Positive attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 60%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Some go to the city looking for work. Christian.