Mixtec, Santa Lucía Monteverde


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Mixteco de Santa Lucía Monteverde, Mixteco de Yosonotú

5,330 (2000 INALI). 480 monolinguals. Mostly in Agua del Toro and Ocotlán. Ethnic population: 6,000 (1995 census).


Oaxaca state: Putla district, mostly Agua del Toro and Ocotlán.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).


None known. Intelligibility 83% of San Esteban Atatláhuca [mib].

Language Use

Children learn Mixtec and Spanish [spa] in Agua del Toro and Ocotlán. In most other villages Spanish is becoming the main language of use. Home, friends, work. Some of all ages. Also use Spanish [spa], but writing skills are marginal.

Language Development

Taught in primary schools. Bible portions: 2012.


Latin script [Latn].

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