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Mixtec, Juxtlahuaca

A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3vmc

Population  16,000 (1990 census). 5,500 monolinguals.
Region  Oaxaca, central Santiago Juxtlahuaca, San Sebastián Tecomaxtlahuaca, San Miguel Tlacotepec, Santos Reyes Tepejillo, Santa María Tindú, San Martin Durazons, Santa María Yucunicoco towns; San Quintín valley, Baja California.
Language map  Southern Central Mexico, reference number 191
Alternate names   Central Juxtlahuaca Mixtec, Mixteco de Juxtlahuaca
Dialects  84% intelligibility with Silacayoapan [mks], 80% with Yucuane [mvg] and San Miguel Piedras [xtp], 63% with Santa Cruz Mixtepec [mix], 48% with Coicoyán [vmc] (Western Juxtlahuaca), 37% with Tezoatlán [mxb], 18% with Zacatepec [mza], 10% with Ñumí.
Classification  Oto-Manguean, Mixtecan, Mixtec-Cuicatec, Mixtec
Language development  Radio programs.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Secondary school. Many work in Culiacán or USA. Little tillable land.
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