Chinantec, Tepinapa

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Chinanteco del Sureste Medio, Jujmi
Population

11,800 (2000 INALI). 1,500 monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca state: Choapan district, San Juan Petlapa municipality, San Juan Toavela, Santa Isabel Cajonos and Santa María Lovani; Santiago Jocotepec municipality, Linda Vista, San Pedro Tepinapa Comunal (locally known as Monte de Oro), and San Pedro Tepinapa Ejidal.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 87%–68% intelligibility of Lalana [cnl], 24% of Lealao [cle], 23% of Ozumacín [chz].

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Many also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

All villages have less than 6 grades of primary school. Tepinapa Ejidal has 3 years of secondary school.

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