Popoloca, Santa Inés Ahuatempan


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Popoloca de Santa Inés Ahuatempan, Popoloca del Poniente

4,000 (2000 SIL). Few monolinguals.


Puebla, west of Coyotepec and Tehuacán, Santa Inés Ahuatempan and Todos Santos Almolonga towns.

Language Maps
Language Status

7 (Shifting).


Ahuatempan Popoloca, Todos Santos Almolonga Popoloca. 75% intelligibility of San Felipe Popoloca [pow] (most similar).

Language Use

All domains among older adults; half of the time in local commerce, administration. Mainly adults. Negative attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 55%. 300 readers. Bible portions: 1994–1996.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Many leave the area to find jobs. Traditional religion, Christian.