45,900 (2011 UNSD). 10,000 monolinguals (1990 census).
Guerrero state: Xochistlahuaca municipality, Cochoapa, Cozoyoapan, Guadalupe Victoria, Huehuetonoc, Huistepec, Rancho del Cura, Tlacoachistlahuaca, and Zacoalpan. Santa Catarina river separates Guerrero variety from Oaxaca varieties.
Amuzgo del Norte, Amuzgo del Sur. Most towns in Guerrero understand the Amuzgo spoken in Xochistlahuaca (Amuzgo del Norte). Huixtepec is a Guerrero town but has various dialectical differences (Amuzgo del Sur).
VSO; short word, affixes, clitics; tonal.
Vigorous. All domains: some local adminstration, business. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa], becoming more proficient with education.
Latin script [Latn].
Many youth leave the area to find work. Christian.