Chinantec, Chiltepec

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A language of Mexico

Chinantec, Chiltepec

Alternate Names
Jajme dzä mii, Jmiih kia’ dzä mii
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Population

Only a few older speakers (2011 J. Williams). Some possible monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca state: San José Chiltepec.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. 76% intelligibility of Tlacoatzintepec [ctl] (most similar), 20% of Usila [cuc] and Ojitlán [chj], 13% of Valle Nacional [cvn].

Language Use

Elderly speakers. Also use Spanish [spa].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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