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). 50% monolingual.

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.

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.
Other Comments

Some go to the city looking for work. Christian.