Zapotec, Mazaltepec


A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Etla Zapotec, Zapoteco de Santo Tomás Mazaltepec

2,200 (1990 census). 25 monolinguals.


Oaxaca state: Etla district, San Andrés Zautla, San Pedro y San Pablo Etla, Santo Tomás Mazaltepec in Oaxaca valley northwest of Oaxaca city.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. 10% intelligibility of Western Tlacolula Valley Zapotec [zab], none of other Zapotec varieties. A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Language Use

Approximately 58% are speakers. Home. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development

Taught in primary schools. Bible portions: 2000.


Latin script [Latn].

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