Zapotec, San Pedro Quiatoni


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Eastern Tlacolula Zapotec, Quiatoni Zapotec, Zapoteco de San Pedro Quiatoni
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14,800 (2000).


Oaxaca state: Salinas, San Pedro Quiatoni, Unión Juárez, and 20 nearby settlements.

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Language Status

5* (Developing).


None known. 76% intelligibility of Mitla [zaw] (most similar). A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains among adults. Positive attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa]. Bilingualism high near Pan-American highway, decreasing to non-existent the farther away the settlements are. Overall rising percentage of bilingualism, due to more contact with outsiders.

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%. Education is highly valued. Taught in primary schools by some bilingual teachers. Bible portions: 2000–2002.


Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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