Guerrero Amuzgo language

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Guerrero Amuzgo
Ñomndaa
Native to Mexico
Region Guerrero
Native speakers
31,000  (2000)[1]
Oto-Manguean
Language codes
ISO 639-3 amu
Glottolog guer1243[2]

The Guerrero Amuzgo language is an Amuzgo language spoken in southwest Guerrero state in Mexico.[3]

Statistics and history[edit]

There are 23,000 speakers, 10,000 that are monolingual. It is also known as Nomndaa or Ñomndaa.[3] It belongs to the Oto-Manguean language family and the Amuzgoan subfamily.[3] The use of the language is widespread and it is learned as a second language by Spanish and Nahuatl speakers living with the Guerrero speakers.[3]

There is a positive cultural affinity toward the tongue and it is used in business, religion, and taught bilingually with Spanish until 6th grade.[3] 10% of adults and 15% of children are literate in Amuzgo Guerrero.[3] There are media such as videos, a dictionary and radio broadcasts in the language that propagate its use.[3]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Guerrero Amuzgo at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Guerrero Amuzgo". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Ethnologue report for Amuzgo, Guerrero, Ethnologue