Popoloca, San Felipe Otlaltepec

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Ngiba, Popoloca de San Felipe Otlaltepec, Popoloca del Poniente, Western Popoloca
Population

3,000 (2000 SIL). No monolinguals. Ethnic population: 6,590.

Location

Puebla state: Huejonapan, San Felipe Otlaltepec, Santa María Nativitas.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Santa María Nativitas, Huejonapan.

Typology

SVO; long words, affixes; nontonal.

Language Use

Parents do not pass it on to children. Local administration, commerce, religious services. Mainly adults. Mixed attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Bible portions: 1955–1996.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

People leave the area for schooling and jobs.