Me’phaa, Tlacoapa


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Me’phaa, Me’phaa de Tlacoapa, Mi’phaa, Mi’phàà Mí’uíí, Tlacoapa Tlapanec, Tlapaneco, Tlapaneco de Tlacoapa, Tlapaneco del Centro

7,500 (2005 INALI).


Guerrero state: Tlacoapa municipality, Laguna Seca, Sabana, Tenamazapa, Tlacoapa, Tlacotepec and Totomixtlahuaca.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).


Tlacoapa, Tenamazapa. Tlacoapa speakers tested 95% intelligibility of Malinaltepec [tcf] due to acquired bilingualism. Speakers define 9 varieties of Me’phaa, of which Tlacoapa is one.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 3%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%. NT: 1975.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Tlacoapa recognized as different from Malinaltepec Me’phaa [tcf]. Tenamazapa dialect is a partial hybrid between malinaltepec [tcf] and Tlacoapa.

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