Zapotec, Ocotlán

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Ocotlán Oeste Zapotec, Zapoteco del Poniente de Ocotlán
Population

15,000 (1993 SIL).

Location

Oaxaca state: Ocotlán and Santiago Apóstol areas.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 67% intelligibility of Tilquiapan [zts] (most similar). A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Typology

VSO; short words, affixes; tonal.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 50%. NT: 1983.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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