Zapotec, Chichicapan

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Eastern Ocotlán Zapotec, Zapoteco de San Baltazar Chichicapan
Population

2,720 (2005 INEGI).

Location

Central Oaxaca.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

None known. 59% intelligibility of Ocotlán Zapotec [zac] (most similar). A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Typology

VSO; short words, affixes, clitics; tonal.

Language Use

Mainly adults. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 30%–50%. NT: 1990.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].