Zapotec, Zaachila

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
San Raymundo Jalpan Zapotec
Population

550 (1990 census). Ethnic population: 10,000 (1990 census).

Location

Oaxaca state; south Oaxaca City, San Bartolo Coyotepec, San Pablo Cuatro Venados, San Raymundo Jalpan, Santa María Coyotepec, Zaachila.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

None known. 85% intelligibility of Santa Inés Yatzechi [zpn], 75% of Tilquiapan [zts], 72% of Western Tlacolula Valley [zab], 10% of Ocotlán [zac]. A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Language Use

Mainly older adults. Also use Spanish [spa].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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