Mixtec, Tezoatlán


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Mixteco de Tezoatlán de Segura y Luna, Tu’un nda’i

5,080 (2005 census). No monolinguals.


Oaxaca state: Tezoatlán area, San Andrés Yutatío, San Isidro de Zaragoza, San Juan Diquiyú, San Marcos de Garzón, San Martín del Río, San Valentín de Gomez, Santa Catarina Yotandú, Yucuñuti de Benito Juárez, and Yucuquimi de Ocampo.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).


None known. Those in each town speak a bit differently. 70%–80% intelligibility of Silacayoapan [mks].

Language Use

Almost all speak Mixtec to their children, except in 2 towns where Spanish [spa] is mostly used. All domains, mostly oral; written use in church. All ages. Neutral attitudes. A few also use English [eng]. Also use Spanish [spa], especially youth.

Language Development
Because of different efforts by SIL, government officials and Mixtec organizations, more people are learning to read and write Mixtec. Poetry. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2006.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.