Chontal, Tabasco

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Chontal Maya, Chontal de Tabasco
Autonym
Yocot’an
Population

37,100 (2011 UNSD).

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
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1977.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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