Popoluca, Highland

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Popoluca de la Sierra
Population

L1 users: 26,000 (2000 INALI).

Location

Veracruz state: Amamaloya, Barosa, Buena Vista, Col Benito Juárez, Cuilonia, El Aguacate, Estrivera, Guadalupe Victoria, Horno de Cal, Kilómetro Diez, La Florida, La Magdalena, Las Palmas, Soteapan; Bay of Campeche, area inland between Lake Catemaco and San Juan point, towards Hueyapan and Acayucan.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. More similar to Zoque than to Mixe.

Typology

VOS; short words, affixes; nontonal.

Language Use

Many children speak it. Some also use a Nahuatl language.

Language Development
Literature. Radio. Dictionary. NT: 1977–1997.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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