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Tequistlatecan Family

Oaxaca Chontal

The Tequistlatecan family currently consists of two languages that have been called Oaxacan Chontal (chontal de Oaxaca). Highland Oaxacan Chontal has some dialectical variation. Speakers of Lowland Oaxacan Chontal (also called Huamelulteca) are very bilingual (in Spanish) and the native language is in danger of extinction. The Summer Institute of Linguistics has concluded its work in this language family.


Map of Mexico Map: where the Tequistlatecan family languages are spoken
Specific varieties of languages in the Tequistlatecan Family
Name Materials
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Ethnologue entries
Highland Oaxaca Chontal book chd
Lowland Oaxaca Chontal book clo
Publications by members of the Summer Institute of Linguistics
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