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Nahuatl, Western Huasteca

A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3nhw

Population  400,000 (1991 SIL).
Region  Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosí is center; Hidalgo. 1,500 villages.
Language map  Mexico, reference number 33
Alternate names   Náhuatl de la Huasteca Occidental, Náhuatl de Tamazunchale, Western Huasteca Aztec
Dialects  Western Huasteca Náhuatl. 85% intelligibility between Eastern [nhe] and Western Huasteca Nahuatl. Separate literature needed for 100,000 in a Central dialect.
Classification  Uto-Aztecan, Southern Uto-Aztecan, Aztecan, General Aztec, Aztec
Language development  Radio programs. Bible: 2004.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  SVO; long words, affixes; nontonal. Swidden agriculturalists.