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Zapotec, San Juan Guelavía

A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3zab

Population  28,000 in Mexico (1990 census). Population total all countries: 28,550.
Region  Central Oaxaca. Also in United States.
Language map  Southern Central Mexico, reference number 239
Alternate names   Guelavía, Western Tlacolula Zapotec, Zapoteco de San Juan
Dialects  Jalieza Zapotec, Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec, San Martín Tilcajete Zapotec. 20% intelligibility with Zegache (most similar); Jalieza 99% with San Juan Guelavía; Teotitlán del Valle 100% with San Juan Guelavía, but San Juan Guelavía only 59% with Teotitlán del Valle.
Classification  Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap] (Mexico).
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 10%. Dictionary. NT: 1995.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  VSO, affixes, clitics, tonal. Peasant agriculturalists.