Chontal, Tabasco

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Chontal Maya, Yocot’an
Population

36,500 (2000 INALI). Chontal de Tabasco central: 14,400, Chontal de Tabasco del este: 13,200, Chontal de Tabasco del sureste: 4980, Chontal de Tabasco del norte: 3890.

Location

Tabasco state: 21 towns north-central and south.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Tamulté de las Sábanas Chontal, Buena Vista Chontal, Miramar Chontal, Chontal de Tabasco central, Chontal de Tabasco del Este, Chontal de Tabasco del Norte, Chontal de Tabasco del Sureste. Dialect speakers understand San Carlos Macuspana 80%–94%.

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Poetry. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1977.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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