Mixtec, Diuxi-Tilantongo

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Central Nochistlán Mixtec, Mixteco de Diuxi-Tilantongo, Mixteco del Este Central, Tnu’un dau
Population

3,410 (2000 INALI), decreasing. In rapid decline due to migration to the United States. No monolinguals.

Location

Oaxaca state: Diuxi and Tilantongo areas, 20 towns or villages. Mexico City, Oaxaca City and Puebla City.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. 37% intelligibility of Peñoles [mil] (Eastern); reportedly more similar to Nuxaá [mxy].

Typology

VSO; short words, affixes, clitics; stems are CVCV or CVV; tonal.

Language Use

Spoken at home and taught to children in most Mixtec households. Home, friends, work. All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
NT: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].