Chinantec, Palantla

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Chinanteco de San Pedro Tlatepuzco
Population

25,000 (2007 SIL). 1,500 monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca, San Juan Palantla plus more than 21 towns.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

78% intelligibility of Tepetotutla [cnt] (most similar), 72% of Valle Nacional [cvn], 69% of Usila [cuc], 54% of Ozumacín [chz].

Typology

VSO; short words; tonal

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1973.
Writing
Latin script.