Language of the Day for 06 October 2020


Mixtec, Tezoatlán [mxb]

A language of
Population Full
5,080 (2005 census). 670 monolinguals.
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Almost all speak Mixtec to their children, except in 2 towns where Spanish [spa] is mostly used. All domains, mostly oral; written use in church. Used by all. Neutral attitudes. A few also use English [eng]. Also use Spanish [spa], especially youth.
Language Development
Because of different efforts by SIL, government officials and Mixtec organizations, more people are learning to read and write Mixtec. Literature. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2006.