Chatino, Nopala

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Cha’ jna’a, Chatino Oriental Bajo
Population

8,940 (2000 INALI). No monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca state: Juquila district; Atotonilco, Cerro el Aire, San Gabriel Mixtepec, San María Magdalena Tiltepec, Santa María Texmaxcaltepec, Santiago Cuixtla, Santos Reyes Nopala, and Teotepec.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

59% intelligibility of Panixtlahuaca dialect of Western Highland Chatino [ctp], 73% of Yaitepec dialect of Western Highland Chatino [ctp], 13% of Tataltepec Chatino [cta].

Typology

VSO; short words; affixes, clitics; tonal.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].