Mixtec, Chazumba


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Da’an davi, Mixteco de Chazumba, Mixteco de la Frontera Puebla-Oaxaca, Northern Oaxaca Mixtec

3,790 (2000 INALI). 30 monolinguals.


Oaxaca state: Santiago Chazumba municipality and town, San Pedro y San Pablo Tequixtepec; Puebla state: Petlalcingo, Santa Gertrudis Cosoltepec, Totoltepec de Guerrero and Zapotitlán villages.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).


None known. 53% inherent intelligibility of Cacaloxtepec [miu], 24% of Chigmecatitlán [mii], 19% of Cuyamecalco [xtu] (Coatzospan).

Language Use

75% scattered over a large area; most villages fewer than 15% can speak Mixtec. A large percentage of each village shifted to Spanish [spa]. Mainly older adults.


Unwritten [Qaax].

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