Zapotec, Santa Inés Yatzechi

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Southeastern Zimatlán Zapotec, Zapoteco de Santa Inés Yatzechi, Zapoteco de Zegache
Population

2,240 (1990 census). 180 monolinguals.

Location

Central Oaxaca, Zimatlán district, south of Oaxaca City, west of Ocotlán de Morelos.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Zaachila. 75% intelligibility of Ocotlán [zac] (most similar). San Miguel Tilquiapan [zts] may be a dialect. A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Language Use

Apparently no longer spoken in Santa Ana Zegache, and going out of use in Zaachila. Vigorous use among children in Santa Inés, some of whom are monolingual (1990).

Language Development
Bible portions: 1989–1991.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].