Coatecas Altas Zapotec

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Coatecas Altas Zapotec
(San Juan Coatecas Altas)
Native to Mexico
Region Oaxaca
Native speakers
4,900  (2005 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zca
Glottolog coat1244[2]

Coatecas Altas Zapotec is a Zapotec language spoken in southern Oaxaca, Mexico, in and around the town of Coatecas Altas, in the Ejutla District, south of Oaxaca City.[3] It is 83% intelligible with Ozolotepec Zapotec, and similar to Miahuatlán Zapotec.[4]

Communities of Coatecas Altas speakers can also be found in Soconusco, Chiapas, San Bernardino, Oaxaca, and in the areas surrounding San Quintín, Baja California.[3]


  1. ^ Coatecas Altas Zapotec at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Coatecas Altas Zapotec". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ a b "Coatecas Altas Zapotec (zca)". Summer Institute of Linguistics in Mexico. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  4. ^ Coatecas Altas Zapotec at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)

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