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Tepehuan, Northern

A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3ntp

Population  6,200 (2005 census).
Region  South Chihuahua, Baborigame area.
Language map  Mexico, reference number 9
Alternate names   Tepehuán del Norte
Dialects  Related to Pima Bajo [pia], Tohono O’odham [ood], Southeastern Tepehuan [stp], Southwestern Tepehuan [twr].
Classification  Uto-Aztecan, Southern Uto-Aztecan, Sonoran, Tepiman
Language use  Some also use a Tarahumara variety.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 25%. Literacy rate in L2: 35%. Dictionary. NT: 1982.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  VSO; long words, affixes, clitics; tonal. Pastoralists.