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Zapotec, Yalálag

A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3zpu

Population  3,500 in Mexico (2005). 2,000 are in Yalálag, others are in D.F., Oaxaca City, Veracruz.
Region  Oaxaca. Also in United States.
Language map  Southern Central Mexico, reference number 244
Alternate names   Zapoteco de Yalálag
Classification  Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap] (Mexico).
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 70%. NT: 2000.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  VSO; short words, affixes, clitics; tonal. Peasant agriculturalists; craftsmen.