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). 180 monolinguals.

Location

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

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

San Andrés Nuxiño Mixtec, Santa Inés de Zaragoza Mixtec, Santo Domingo Nuxaá 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. Spanish [spa] generally preferred. The Santa Inés de Zaragoza Mixtec dialect is very bilingual.

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.