Popoloca, Santa Inés Ahuatempan


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Ngiba, Ngigua, Popoloca de Santa Inés Ahuatempan, Popoloca del Poniente

4,000 (2000 SIL). Few monolinguals.


Puebla state: Santa Inés Ahuatempan and Todos Santos Almolonga west of Coyotepec and Tehuacán.

Language Maps
Language Status

7 (Shifting).


Ahuatempan Popoloca, Todos Santos Almolonga Popoloca. 75% intelligibility of San Felipe Popoloca [pow] (most similar).

Language Use

All domains among older adults; half of the time in local commerce, administration. Mainly adults. Negative attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 55%. 300 readers. Bible portions: 1994–1996.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Many leave the area to find jobs. Traditional religion, Christian.