Language of the Day for 03 May 2021


Totonac, Upper Necaxa [tku]

A language of
Population Full
3,270 (2000 INALI). 680 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 5,800.
6b (Threatened).
Language Use
Moderate use. Not all parents pass it on to children. Local administration, commerce, religion. Some young people, all adults. Neutral attitudes. Most also use Spanish [spa], especially in schools. A few may also speak Nahuatl.
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 30%. Bilingual primary schools in Patla and San Pedro. NT: 1999.