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Mixtec, Silacayoapan

A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3mks

Population  18,700 in Mexico (2000). 1,500 monolinguals (1990 census).
Region  Oaxaca, Santo Domingo Tonala, San Jorge Nuchita, Tijuana towns. Also in United States.
Language map  Western Central Mexico, reference number 82
Dialects  70% intelligibility with Metlatónoc [mxv], 68% with Santa María Peras Cuatzoquitengo; testing incomplete; also Guadalupe Portezuelo (65% intelligibility with Silacayoapan).
Classification  Oto-Manguean, Mixtecan, Mixtec-Cuicatec, Mixtec
Language development  Grammar. NT: 1999.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  VSO; short words, affixes, clitics; tonal. Swidden, peasant agriculturalists.