Totonac, Ozumatlán

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Totonaco de Ozomatlán, Totonaco del cerro Xinolate´petl, Totonaco norte de Huauchinango, Western Totonac, Xinolate´petl Totonac, Xinulajgsipij tutunaku
Population

1,610 (2000 census), decreasing.

Location

Puebla, Ozomatlán, Tepetzintla de Galeana, and Cuahueyatla.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

79% intelligibility of Highland Totonac [tos], 75% of Northern Totonac (Xicotepec de Juarez) [too], 67% of Zihuateutla dialect of Xicotepec de Juarez Totonac [too], 43% of Papantla [top].

Typology

SVO; long words, affixes, clitics; nontonal

Language Use

Home, work. Negative attitudes. Some also use Spanish [spa]. About half also use some form of Nahuatl.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools.
Writing
Latin script.