Mixtec, Northern Tlaxiaco


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Mixteco de San Juan Ñumí, Mixteco del norte de Tlaxiaco, Ñumí Mixtec

12,300 (2000 INALI). 1,600 monolinguals.


Oaxaca, Tlaxiaco district, San Juan Ñumí and Santiago Nundichi municipalities; Teposcolula district, San Antonino Monte Verde and San Sebastián Nicananduta municipalities.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).


San Antonio Monte Verde, San Antonio Nduaxico, San Sebastian Nicananduta, Santiago Nundiche, Yosoñama.

Language Use

Home, friends, work. All ages. Also use Spanish [spa]. Bilingualism increasing due to increased schooling and migration.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 20%. Literacy rate in L2: 60%. Videos. Grammar. Bible portions: 1995–2004.
Latin script.