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Otomi, Eastern Highland

A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3otm

Population  49,300 (2007). 4,700 monolinguals.
Region  Hidalgo, Huehuetla and San Bartolo; Veracruz, Tlachichilco and Ixhuatlán.
Language map  Western Central Mexico, reference number 52
Alternate names   Eastern Otomi, Otomí de Huehuetla, Otomí de la Sierra, Otomí del Oriente, Sierra Oriental Otomi, Yuhu
Dialects  81% intelligibility with Tenango [otn] (most similar), 50% of Mezquital [ote].
Classification  Oto-Manguean, Otopamean, Otomian, Otomi
Language use  Positive attitude.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1974–2000.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  VOS; short words, affixes, clitics; tonal. Peasant agriculturalists. Traditional religion, Christian.