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Otomi, Texcatepec

A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3otx

Population  12,000 (1990 census). 3,000 monolinguals.
Region  Northwest Veracruz, Texcatepec Municipio: Texcatepec, Ayotuxtla, Tzicatlán; Zontecomatlán Municipio: Hueytepec, Amajac.
Language map  Western Central Mexico, reference number 50
Alternate names   Northeastern Otomí, Otomí de Texcatepec
Dialects  70%–79% intelligibility with Eastern Otomi [otm], 57% of Ixmiquilpan, 44% of Tolimán, 40% of San Felipe [pow], 20% of Ixtenco [otz].
Classification  Oto-Manguean, Otopamean, Otomian, Otomi
Language use  Some also use Spanish.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Pastoralists: sheep. Christian, traditional religion.
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