Chinantec, Palantla

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Chinanteco de San Pedro Tlatepuzco, Jajme dzä mii, Jmiih kia’ dzä mii
Population

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

Location

Oaxaca state: San Juan Palantla and more than 21 towns.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 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 Use

Also use Spanish [spa]. Used as L2 by Ozumacín Chinantec [chz].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1973.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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