Zapotec, Santa Inés Yatzechi


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Southeastern Zimatlán Zapotec, Zapoteco de Santa Inés Yatzechi, Zapoteco de Zegache

2,240 (1990 census). 180 monolinguals.


Oaxaca state: Zimatlán district.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).


Zaachila. 75% intelligibility of Ocotlán [zac] (most similar). San Miguel Tilquiapan [zts] may be a dialect. A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Language Use

Apparently no longer spoken in Santa Ana Zegache, and going out of use in Zaachila. Vigorous use among children in Santa Inés, some of whom are monolingual (1990). Some young people, all adults.

Language Development

Bible portions: 1989–1991.


Latin script [Latn].

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