|Region||La Huasteca (San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz)|
|Native speakers||1.0 million (1991–2000)|
nhe – Eastern (Hidalgo)
nch – Central
nhw – Western (Tamazunchale)
Huasteca Nahuatl is a Nahuan language spoken by over a million people in the region of La Huasteca in Mexico, centered in the states of Hidalgo (Eastern) and San Luis Potosí (Western), but also spoken in the northern part of Veracruz and the extreme north of Puebla. Ethnologue divides Huasteca Nahuatl into three languages, Eastern, Central, and Western, as they judge that separate literature is required, but notes that there is 85% mutual intelligibility between Eastern and Western. Half of Eastern speakers know no Spanish.
XEANT-AM radio broadcasts in Huasteca Nahuatl.
- Hidalgo (121,818 speakers)
- Huejutla Reyes (56,377 speakers)
- Huautla (18,444 speakers)
- Yahualica (14,584 speakers)
- Xochiatipan (12,990 speakers)
- Atlapexco (12,445 speakers)
- Jaltocan (6,978 speakers)
- Veracruz (98,162 speakers)
- Chicontepec (41,678 speakers)
- Ixhuatlán de Madero (21,682 speakers)
- Benito Juárez (11,793 speakers)
- Ilamantlan (9,689 speakers)
- Ixcatepec (6,949 speakers)
- Zontecomatlán (6,371 speakers)
- San Luis Potosí (108,471 speakers)
- Tamazunchale (35,773 speakers)
- Axtla de Terrazas (17,401 speakers)
- Xilitla (16,646 speakers)
- Matlapa (16,286 speakers)
- Coxcatlan (12,300 speakers)
- Chalchicuautla (10,065 speakers)
The following description is that of Eastern Huasteca.
- Kimball, Geoffrey (1990). "Noun Pluralization in Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl". International Journal of American Linguistics 56 (2): 196–216. doi:10.1086/466150.
- Rodríguez López, María Teresa, and Pablo Valderrama Rouy. 2005. "The Gulf Coast Nahua." In Sandstrom, Alan R., and Enrique Hugo García Valencia. 2005. Native peoples of the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.