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Chinantec, Quiotepec

A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3chq

Population  8,000 (1998). 1,750 monolinguals.
Region  Oaxaca, Ixtlán District: San Juan Quiotepec, Reforma, Maninaltepec, San Pedro Yolox, Rosario Temextitlán; Oaxaca, Etla District: San Juan Bautista Atatlah.
Language map  Southern Central Mexico, reference number 182
Alternate names   Highland Chinantec
Dialects  Yolox Chinanteco. 87% intelligibility with Comaltepec [cco] (most similar, less similar in outlying areas), 7% with Tepetotutla [cnt]. The highland Chinantec languages share a complexity of vowel length and tone extensions that Tepetotutla [cnt] and Palantla [cpa] do not have.
Classification  Oto-Manguean, Chinantecan
Language development  NT: 1983.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  VSO; short words, affixes; tonal. Peasant agriculturalists.