Huave, Santa María del MarPrint
L1 users: 500 (1993 SIL).
Oaxaca state: Santa María del Mar; southeast coast.
None known. Very limited intelligibility of other Huave, although most similar to San Dionisio [hve].
Children do not grow up speaking Huave. But when they become adults they all learn it in order to function in the culture (2011 J. Williams). Children learn Spanish first, but learn Huave by adulthood, because adults speak Huave.