Mazatec, Soyaltepec

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Mazateco de San Miguel Soyaltepec, Mazateco de Temascal, Mazateco del Noreste
Autonym
En naxijen
Population

L1 users: 27,500 (2000 INALI). Original Soyaltepec variety may only be 900, mostly monolingual. 1,930 monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca state: Tuxtepec district, Soyaltepec municipality, San Miguel Soyaltepec, Santa María Jacatepec and Soyaltepec island.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 5% intelligibility of Chiquihuitlán [maq].

Language Use

All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Bilingual primary and secondary school on the Island.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Dam built in 1954, resulted in many other Mazatec varieties moving into the municipality. Soyaltepec Island has the least mixture.

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