Mixtec, Pinotepa Nacional


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Coastal Mixtec, Jicaltepec Mixtec, Lowland Jicaltepec Mixtec, Mixteco de Pinotepa Nacional, Western Jamiltepec Mixtec

20,000 (1990 census). 2,200 monolinguals.


Oaxaca state: Jamiltepec district, Pinotepa de Don Luis, San Antonio Tepetlapa, San Francisco Sayultepec, San Juan Atoyac, San Juan Cacahuatepec, San Juan Jicayán, San Miguel Tlacamama, San Pedro Jicayán, San Pedro Tulixtlahuaca, San Sebastian Ixcapa, Santa Cruz Itacuán, Santa María Jicaltepec, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, and Tulixtlahuaca.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


VSO; short words, affixes, clitics; 3 prepositions; no genitives; no articles; adjectives after noun heads, numerals before noun heads; relatives without noun heads; question words initial; maximum number of prefixes that can occur together on a word-3, no suffixes; word order distinguishes subjects, objects, indirect objects, given and new information, topic and comment; affixes do not indicate case, person, number, or gender of subject or object; no ergativity; no passives or other voice phenomena; causatives; no comparatives; syllable patterns: V, CV; tonal.

Language Use

Used with other Mixtecs. Home, friends, work. Used by all. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development

NT: 1980.


Latin script [Latn].

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