Chatino, Tataltepec

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Cha’ jna’a, Chatino Occidental Bajo, Lowland Chatino
Population

540 (2015 R. Sullivant). 1 monolinguals (2015 R. Sullivant).

Location

Oaxaca state: Juquila district, extreme west lowland Chatino area, San Pedro Tututepec and Tataltepec de Valdez towns; a few in nearby Spanish centers.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

38% intelligibility of Yaitepec dialect of Western Highland Chatino [ctp], 35% of Panixtlahuaca dialect of Western Highland Chatino [ctp], 33% of Nopala [cya], 27% of Zacatepec [ctz].

Typology

VSO, long words, affixes, clitics, tonal.

Language Use

Very few children speak the language. Used as L2 by Western Highland Chatino [ctp].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1981.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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