Mixtec, Diuxi-Tilantongo

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Central Nochistlán Mixtec, Mixteco de Diuxi-Tilantongo, Mixteco del este central
Population

3,410 (2000 INALI), decreasing. 150 monolinguals. In rapid decline due to migration to the United States.

Location

Oaxaca, Diuxi and Tilantongo Area, 20 towns or villages. Oaxaca City, Puebla City, Mexico City.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

37% intelligibility of Peñoles [mil] (Eastern); 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.

Language Development
NT: 2001.
Writing
Latin script.