10,600 (2005 census).
Durango state: Mezquital municipality, Santa María Ocotán; Nayarit state: some in northeast.
None known. 78% intelligibility of Southwestern Tepehuan [tla].
VSO, VOS; long words, affixes, clitics; nontonal.
Latin script [Latn].
Santa María Ocotán is cultural and religious center. Migrate to the Pacific coast for temporary labor in the spring. Christian, traditional religion.