Otomi, Ixtenco

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Otomí de Ixtenco, Southeastern Otomí, Yühmu
Population

460 (2000 INALI). No monolinguals. Ethnic population: 5,360 (1990 census).

Location

Tlaxcala state: El Carmen Tequexquitla municipality, dialect San Juan Bautista Ixtenco; Puebla state: Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Tepeaca, and Teptlaxco municipalities.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. 41% intelligibility of Estado De México Otomi [ots] (most similar), 23% of Mezquital [ote] and Eastern Highland Otomi [otm], 22% of Tenango Otomi [otn].

Language Use

Mainly older adults. Also use Spanish [spa].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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