Chontal, Highland OaxacaPrint
2,200 (2000 INALI).
Oaxaca state: San José Chiltepec, San Lucas Ixcatepec, and 15 towns west of Tehuantepec isthmus.
Chontal de Oaxaca alto, Chontal de Oaxaca bajo.
VS, SV, or VO; medium long words, affixes; nontonal.
Most speakers are over 40 years old. Also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].
‘Tequistlateco’ has been used in publications, but true Tequistlateco was spoken in Tequisistlán town, and is now extinct.