Guelavía Zapotec

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Guelavia Zapotec
(San Juan Guelavía)
Native to Mexico
Region central Oaxaca
Native speakers
29,000  (1990 census)[1]
Teotitlán del Valle
San Martín Tilcajete
Jalieza Zapotec
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zab

Guelavia Zapotec (Zapoteco de San Juan Guelavía) is an Oto-Manguean language of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Teotitlán del Valle dialect is divergent, 59% intelligible to San Juan Guelavía proper. The next closest Zapotec language is Yatzechi, at 20%.[1]


  1. ^ a b Guelavia Zapotec at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  • Liga Bíblica, La [Jones, Ted, et al.]. 1995. Xtiidx Dios Cun Ditsa (El Nuevo Testamento en el zapoteco de San Juan Guelavía y en español).
  • Jones, Ted E., and Lyle M. Knudson. 1977. "Guelavía Zapotec Phonemes". Studies in Otomanguean Phonology, ed., William R. Merrifield, pp. 163–80. [Dallas/Arlington]: SIL / University of Texas, Arlington.
  • Jones, Ted E., and Ann D. Church. 1985. "Personal pronouns in Guelavía Zapotec". S.I.L.-Mexico Workpapers 7: 1-15.