Mixtec, Santa Lucía Monteverde


A language of Mexico

Mixtec, Santa Lucía Monteverde

Alternate Names
Mixteco de Santa Lucía Monteverde, Mixteco de Yosonotú
Language Maps

5,430 (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.

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. 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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