||10,600 (2005 census).
||Southeast Durango, Mezquital Municipality. Santa María Ocotán is cultural and religious center.
Mexico, reference number 25
||Tepehuán del Sureste, Tepehuano
||78% intelligibility with Southwestern Tepehuan [tla].
||Uto-Aztecan, Southern Uto-Aztecan, Sonoran, Tepiman, Southern Tepehuan
||Vigorous. Learned by Durango Nahuatl speakers due to intermarriage. Their children usually speak both languages. All domains. All ages. Positive attitude.
||Literacy rate in L1: 5%–7%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Taught in primary schools. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2005.
||They go to the Pacific coast for temporary labor in the spring. VSO, VOS; long words, affixes, clitics; nontonal. Pastoralists; peasant agriculturalists. Christian, traditional religion.