Ixtlán Zapotec

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Ixtlán Zapotec
Native to Mexico
Region Northern Oaxaca
Native speakers
7,000  (1990 & 2000 censuses)[1]
Sierra Juárez
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
zae – Yareni (Western)
zaa – Central Ixtlán

Ixtlán Zapotec is a Zapotec dialect cluster of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Varieties share about 80% mutual intelligibility. They are:

Yavesía Zapotec (Southeastern Ixtlán) is somewhat more divergent.

Yareni Zapotec speakers can communicate with speakers of related Zapotec variants in the towns of Teococuilco de Marcos Pérez, San Miguel Aloapam, and San Isidro Aloápam.[2]


  1. ^ Yareni (Western) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Central Ixtlán at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ a b "Santa Ana Yareni Zapotec (zae)". Summer Institute of Linguistics in Mexico. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  3. ^ a b Ixtlán Zapotec at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  • Foreman, John. 2006. The Morphosyntax of Subjects in Macuiltianguis Zapotec. Ph.D. Dissertation, UCLA.
  • Nellis, Neil and Jane Goodner Nellis. 1983. Diccionario Zapoteco de Juarez. Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. Mexico.
  • Bartholomew, Doris A. 1983. Grammatica Zapoteca, in Neil Nellis and Jane Goodner Nellis Diccionario Zapoteco de Juarez Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. Mexico.
  • Bickmore, Lee S. and George A. Broadwell. 1998. High tone docking in Sierra Juárez Zapotec. International Journal of American Linguistics, 64:37-67.
  • Gibbs, William P. 1977. Discourse elements in Sierra de Juarez Zapotec. M.A. thesis. University of Texas at Arlington.

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