Mazatec, Chiquihuitlán

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Mazateco de San Juan Chiquihuitlán, Mazateco del sur
Population

1,500 (2000 INALI). 340 monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. 47% intelligibility of Huautla [mau] (most similar), 37% of Ayautla [vmy], 29% of Soyaltepec [vmp], 20% of Ixcatlán [mzi].

Typology

VSO (with fronting of S or O for focus); clitics, affixes; tonal.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1991.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].