Zapotec, Yareni

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Etla Zapotec, Western Ixtlán Zapotec, Zapoteco de Santa Ana Yareni, Zapoteco de Teococuilco de Marcos Pérez
Population

2,900 (2000 census).

Location

North Oaxaca.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

80% intelligibility of Sierra de Juárez Zapotec [zaa]. Different from Aloapam Zapotec [zaq].

Typology

VSO; affixes, clitics; tonal

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 60%–75%. Bible portions: 1966–2009.
Writing
Latin script.