Zapotec, Choapan

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Zapoteco de Choapan, Zapoteco de San Juan Comaltepec
Population

L1 users: 12,000 (2007 SIL).

Location

Oaxaca state: from Comaltepec northeast; Veracruz state: Arena and Playa Vincente border area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Choapan, Comaltepec. 60% intelligibility of Zoogocho [zpq] (most similar). A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Typology

VSO; short words, affixes, clitics; tonal.

Language Use

Many children in some areas speak Choapan Zapotec fluently, though they are part of a shrinking minority.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1986–2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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