Mixtec, Southeastern Nochixtlán

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Mixteco de Santo Domingo Nuxaá, Mixteco del Sureste de Nochixtlán
Population

4,200 (2000 INALI). No monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca state: Nochixtlán district, El Oro, La Herradura, La Paz, La Unión Zaragoza, Ojo de Agua Nuxaá, Reforma, San Andrés Nuxiño, Santa Inés de Zaragoza, and Santo Domingo Nuxaá.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Santo Domingo Nuxaá Mixtec, San Andrés Nuxiño Mixtec, Santa Inés de Zaragoza Mixtec. 60%–70% intelligibility of Peñoles Mixtec [mil]. Understand little of San Miguel Piedras [xtp] or San Pedro Tidaá Mixtec [mtx].

Typology

VSO; tonal.

Language Use

Home. Positive attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 3%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%. Videos. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1998–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

There are few Mixtec speakers left in Santa Inés Zaragoza.