Zapotec, Loxicha

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Diste, Western Pochutla Zapotec, Zapoteco de Loxicha
Population

75,000 (2000 census). 30% monolingual (2005 census).

Location

South Oaxaca, between Miahuatlán, Pochutla, and Puerto Escondido: San Andrés Paxtlán, San Miguel Suchixtepec, San Pedro el Alto, San Agustín Loxicha, San Bartolomé Loxicha, Candelaria Loxicha, San Pedro Pochutla, Santa María Colotepec, San Francisco Cozoaltepec, Santo Domingo Morelos and Santa María Tonameca.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

and San Miguel Suchixtepec, San Agustín Loxicha, San Andrés Paxtlán, San Bartolomé Loxicha. Distinct from San Baltázar Loxicha [zpx] and Santa Catarina Loxicha.

Language Use

Those in town centers also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2009.
Writing
Latin script.