Mixtec, Pinotepa Nacional


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Coastal Mixtec, Jicaltepec Mixtec, Lowland Jicaltepec Mixtec, Mixteco de Pinotepa Nacional, Western Jamiltepec Mixtec

20,000 (1990 census). 2,200 monolinguals.


Oaxaca, Jamiltepec district, Pinotepa de Don Luis, San Antonio Tepetlapa, San Francisco Sayultepec, San Juan Atoyac, San Juan Atoyac, San Juan Jicayán, San Pedro Tulixtlahuaca, Santa Cruz Itacuán, Santa María Jicaltepec, San Antonio Tepetlapa, San Juan Cacahuatepec, San Miguel Tlacamama, San Pedro Jicayán, San Sebastian Ixcapa, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, and Tulixtlahuaca.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


VSO; short words, affixes, clitics; 3 prepositions; no genitives; no articles; adjectives after noun heads, numerals before noun heads; relatives without noun heads; question words initial; maximum number of prefixes that can occur together on a word-3, no suffixes; word order distinguishes subjects, objects, indirect objects, given and new information, topic and comment; affixes do not indicate case, person, number, or gender of subject or object; no ergativity; no passives or other voice phenomena; causatives; no comparatives; syllable patterns: V, CV; tonal.

Language Use

Used with other Mixtecs. Home, friends, work. All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
NT: 1980.

Latin script [Latn].