Zapotec, Mazaltepec

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Etla Zapotec, Zapoteco de Santo Tomás Mazaltepec
Population

2,200 (1990 census). 25 monolinguals.

Location

West Oaxaca valley, Etla district, northwest of Oaxaca city, Santo Tomás Mazaltepec, San Pedro y San Pablo Etla, and San Andrés Zautla.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 10% intelligibility of San Juan Guelavía [zab], none of other Zapotec varieties. A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Language Use

Approximately 58% are speakers. Home. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Bible portions: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].