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Zapotec, Loxicha

A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3ztp

Population  75,000 (2000 census). In many towns perhaps 70% of the men and 90% of the women are monolingual.
Region  South Oaxaca, between Miahuatlán, Pochutla, and Puerto Escondido: San Andrés Paxtlán, San Miguel Suchixtepec, San Pedro el Alto, San Agustín Loxicha, San Bartolomé Loxicha, Candelaria Loxicha, San Pedro Pochutla, Santa María Colotepec, San Francisco Cozoaltepec, Santo Domingo Morelos and Santa María Tonameca.
Language map  Southern Central Mexico, reference number 276
Alternate names   Diste, Western Pochutla Zapotec, Zapoteco de Loxicha
Dialects  San Agustín Loxicha, San Bartolomé Loxicha, San Andrés Paxtlán, and San Miguel Suchixtepec. Distinct from San Baltázar Loxicha [zpx] and Santa Catarina Loxicha.
Classification  Oto-Manguean, Zapotecan, Zapotec
A member of macrolanguage Zapotec [zap] (Mexico).
Language use  Those in town centers also use Spanish.
Language development  Bible portions.
Writing system  Latin script.