Nahuatl, Eastern Huasteca

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Eastern Huasteca Aztec, Náhuatl de Hidalgo, Náhuatl de la Huasteca Oriental
Population

410,000 (1991 SIL). All Nahuatl variety speakers: 1,740,000.

Location

Hidalgo state; Puebla state: Fransico Z. Mena municipality; Veracruz state: interior west of Tuxpan. 1500 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Southeastern Huasteca Nahuatl. 85% intelligibility between Eastern and Western Huasteca Nahuatl [nhv].

Typology

SVO; long words, affixes; nontonal.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Huastec [hus].

Language Development
Radio programs. Bible: 2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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