Zapotec, Loxicha

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A language of Mexico

Alternate Names
Western Pochutla Zapotec, Zapoteco de Loxicha
Autonym
Diste
Population

L1 users: 75,000 (2000 census). 22,500 monolinguals (2005 census).

Location

Oaxaca state: Candelaria Loxicha, San Agustín Loxicha, San Andrés Paxtlán, San Bartolomé Loxicha, San Francisco Cozoaltepec, San Miguel Suchixtepec, San Pedro el Alto, San Pedro Pochutla, Santa María Colotepec, Santa María Tonameca, Santo Domingo Morelos between Miahuatlán, Pochutla, and Puerto Escondido.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

San Agustín Loxicha, San Bartolomé Loxicha, San Andrés Paxtlán, San Miguel Suchixtepec. Distinct from San Baltázar Loxicha [zpx] and Santa Catarina Loxicha. A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap].

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa], especially those in town centers.

Language Development
Grammar. Bible portions: 2009–2015.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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