Loxicha Zapotec

The Zapotec Indians living in the areas we are ministring in speak a variety of languages.  Loxicha Zapotec is the largest of the language groups but still only represents a fraction of the linguistic diversity in Oaxaca.

Zapotec, Loxicha

A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3: ztp

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.



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